Island of the Sequined Love Nun Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Christopher Moore
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years pass between when the Sky Priestess is first painted and when Beth pretends to be the Sky Priestess?

2. When Tuck is awakened from a nightmare about the crash, he is given a telegram. Who is the telegram from?

3. Where is the flight that Tuck boards headed to?

4. When Tuck looks for a better weapon with which to fight the sharks, what is Tuck looking for?

5. When the native pinches Tuck's cheek, what does the native say?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the girl from the hotel bar respond when Tuck admits he shouldn't fly because he's a little drunk?

2. Contemplating suicide on the boat, Tuck decided to look on the bright side. When he did so, what did Tuck realize?

3. According to Tuck, where do almost all of his missteps begin?

4. When Vincent first sees the Sky Priestess, what does he say to his crew?

5. What does the pilot do when he misses the ship in Yap?

6. Why does the telegram Tuck receives in his hotel room refer to staphylococci and research?

7. How does Tuck's visitor explain the screams coming from the men's restroom at the airport to the security guards who rush in?

8. What is the only real joy that Sarapul has left in life?

9. Describe the injuries sustained in the plane crash of the girl that is with Tuck.

10. How does Sarapul respond when Kimi accuses Sarapul of eating Roberto?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Moore uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Tucker Case and Jake Skye.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. Compare the role that justice plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of justice, both positively and negatively?

Essay Topic 3

Planning is an essential part of the story for several characters, as well as for the author to ensure that his plot moves forward. Identify instances in which Sebastian Curtis and Tucker Case plan for their final actions. Identify instances in which each of these men fails to plan well. What is revealed about each of these characters through their ability, or lack thereof, to plan? How is the strength of the author revealed in his ability to have his characters adequately plan?

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