Island Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of marmalade does Will use?

2. Who is one of Murugan's heroes?

3. What is capable in a very deep trance?

4. Vijaya compares himself to what animal?

5. What makes Murugan glow with enthusiasm?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the title of the book Murugan is reading in Chapter 10? How does this title juxtapose Murugan's beliefs against those of the citizens of Pala? Can you make a similar juxtaposition in our culture? How is this relevant to the story?

Essay Topic 2

How do the Palanese deal with grief? How does it differ from the way we deal with it if we used Will's example? Which do you think is more healthy, theirs or ours?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Palanese medicine to ours. Which do you think is more effective? What about the rant that Ms. Radha goes into about health care outside of Pala? Can you see any truth to that argument? Think of one situation in which we treat but do not cure the disease. Quote supporting text from the book or from other sources.

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