Island of the Sequined Love Nun Test | Final 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. When Tuck escapes from the bungalow, how much open space between the bungalow and the clinic does Tuck need to cross?

2. When the Honolulu control tower radio operator asks Tuck to identify himself, what name does Tuck give the man in the control tower?

3. When Jefferson rests on the reef after jumping off the ship, how far from the shores of Alualu is he?

4. Before Tuck leaves the hotel room, he tells Sepie to get on a plane the next morning. Where does Tuck tell Sepie to fly to?

5. What kind of plane is Tuck about to steal with his friend's help from the Honolulu airport?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the music starts alerting the natives that the Sky Priestess will be appearing, why do the natives look at Malink in confusion?

2. According to Beth, why has Jefferson been kept isolated in the clinic after being captured by the guards?

3. After Sebastian leaves the dead body of Yamata, Sarapul appears. What does Sarapul ask Malink if Sarapul can have?

4. When Tuck asks Sebastian why Sebastian isn't going to watch Beth's show for the natives, how does Sebastian respond?

5. Why is Tuck intent on hitting the guards outside of his bungalow with spitballs?

6. According to Jefferson's musing, what must the white tip sharks that saw him swimming to Alualu regret?

7. In the boat, why does Tuck steer into the setting sun?

8. After Malink hears the Sorcerer's jet take off, Malink is visited by Vincent. What does Vincent tell Malink to do?

9. At what point in his life had Tuck learned to be deadly accurate with a spitball?

10. When Tuck radios the control tower for clearance to takeoff from the Honolulu airport, what does Tuck say to the control tower's radio operator?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the course of the novel, several of the Shark People's traditions are described. In fact, these traditions and rituals become central to the story, and are used by the Curtises to control the native people. Identify at least three different traditions of the Shark People that impacted the plot and the lives of the characters involved in the story. For each instance, describe the ritual, the characters involved, and how the tradition impacted the story's plot. How might the story have been different if these traditions had not been a part of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Kimi and Sarapul.

a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their personal lives? How are they different?

b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different?

c. Looking ahead, how might their interactions with Tucker Case impact each of these men as they move forward with their lives? Will they be similarly affected or not?

Essay Topic 3

Several times in the story, Tuck is helped by other people in order to move forward in both his plans to help the Shark People and in his personal life.

a. Identify at least three times in the story in which Tuck reaches out for help.

b. Compare and each of these events in terms of the situation Tuck is in, the affect of his asking for help, and the situation that immediately follows this time.

c. How might Tuck's actions have impacted the story's plot if he hadn't reached out for help from others?

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