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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. For whom does Mookerjee say he is an emissary?
2. Who asks for help for his sick child?
3. Why does the person ask Kim for help?
4. What distresses Kim about the lama?
5. How does Kim feel when he finds the lama?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is set over to watch Kim, and how does the boy act?
2. What does the letter that Father Victor receives from the lama offer?
3. How do Kim and the lama react differently to being in the Northern lands?
4. What does Kim learn from Sahib and his servant boy?
5. What unspoken agreement do Mahbub Ali and Kim reach when Kim travels with him during summer break from his first year in school?
6. Who has Mookerjee been stalking?
7. Who is Hurree Chunder Mookerjee and what is Mookerjee's response to observing Kim's training?
8. What crisis does Kim go through as he assumes the role of a spy?
9. How does Mookerjee trick the Russian and French spies?
10. What is Mookerjee's motivation in encountering the spies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not? Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Kim help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Kim? Why or why not. Use examples from Kim and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Define plot and include the definitions of the most important elements of a plot. Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not? Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Kim, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot? Give a brief synopsis of any important sub-plots.
Essay Topic 3
Kim is put under watch of a drummer boy, who, having been born and raised in England, holds Kim and everything having to do with India in contempt, and subjects Kim to verbal and physical abuses.
Discuss prejudice and the way it relates to Kim’s life and the life of the people of India in the late 1800’s. Use examples from Kim to support your response.
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