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. In the hospital when Tucker tells Sebastian that he can call him Tucker instead of Mr. Case, what does Sebastian tell Tucker to call him?

2. When Malink and Vincent first meet, who does Malink tell Vincent that Vincent is more powerful than?

3. What does Tuck use as a weapon when he and Kimi are fighting for their lives on the boat?

4. According to what Sebastian tells Tuck in the hospital, how long has it been since cannibals have been on Alualu?

5. In what year did the Sky Priestess first appear on a B-26 bomber?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Tuck recuperates, he ponders religion. What did Tuck grow up believing that religion was?

2. According to Tuck's visitor, why does Tuck need to board the plane and leave the country?

3. As Tuck is about to be killed in the plane crash, what does the voice he hears say to him?

4. Tuck hears the voice as he and Kimi navigate to Alualu. What does the voice tell Tuck?

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

6. When Tuck is praising the student for being cautious when a visitor arrives to see Tuck during his recuperation, what does Tuck tell the student that Tuck's momma always used to say?

7. Why was Sarapul glad that no one could see him as he tried to capture his prey?

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

9. Why does the Sorcerer send instructions for his stranded pilot to head to Yap?

10. After Tuck and Kimi run out of water, what does Tuck pass the time by doing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the story, there are several situations where Tuck is threatened.

a. Identify at least three instances where Tuck's life is in danger. Describe the situation and how Tuck survives.

b. Compare the dangerous situations in which others are attempting to harm or kill Tuck. What is the motivation in each of these situations harm Tuck?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The book is entitled, "Island of the Sequined Love Nun." Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of the main character, and the determination of Tucker Case to set things right?

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