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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. According to the mate Jefferson talks to, how long will the captain wait for Jefferson at their meeting spot before sailing without him?
2. While Tuck is flying low over the water when taking Beth to Japan, what suddenly rises directly into Tuck's flight path?
3. After making his escape from the bungalow and emerging from the sea, who is the first person that Tuck sees?
4. When Sebastian complains to Beth that they need to get rid of Tuck, what does Beth characterize Tuck as?
5. According to what Jefferson tells Beth, how long has it been since Jefferson last talked to any family members?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author liken Tuck's boredom to a week passes without Tuck having contact with anyone?
2. Why is Tuck intent on hitting the guards outside of his bungalow with spitballs?
3. When Sebastian questions Malink about who killed Yamata, why does Sebastian not believe Malink's answer?
4. How had Tuck always combated his boredom in the past?
5. At the height of his boredom, what does Tuck find in his bathroom?
6. When the ghost introduces himself to Tuck, why is Tuck glad that he is a little bit drunk?
7. As Tuck is preparing to land his stolen 747, why do the collision alarm bells go off in the cockpit?
8. What does the Sorcerer promise to give Malink if Malink finds the man who came to the island with Tuck?
9. As Beth tells the guards to shoot at the 747 and the escaping Shark People, the guards run into the compound instead. Why?
10. When Tuck asks Sebastian why Sebastian isn't going to watch Beth's show for the natives, how does Sebastian respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In addition to deception, greed is a central theme of this novel.
a. Identify three characters that are motivated by greed. Describe their reasons for being greedy.
b. How does greed affect these characters, their decisions, and their actions?
c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors or would they have been more successful if they had not been greedy?
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
In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?
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