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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. What is Rusa tikus?
2. About how many litters per year can the Rattus norvegicus have per year?
3. What is essential to the rat project?
4. What do three officers share after the rain?
5. What does Marlowe offer the King after eating King's eggs?
Short Essay Questions
1. What secret does the King leak to the Australians and how does Marlowe react to the news?
2. Why does Marlowe run for his water bottle?
3. What message does Grey get and how does he respond?
4. How does Marlowe astound the King?
5. How does Marlowe demonstrate the part of his personality that might be labeled risk taker or thrill seeker?
6. Describe the visit between the King and Sgt. Masters.
7. What are Lt. Grey's thoughts after being assigned new duties?
8. What is the status of Eve at the opening of Chapter 11?
9. Describe The King.
10. Describe Col. Grant Larkin.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lt. Grey feels in a moral quandary about using paper from a Bible to roll cigarettes. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss several moral quandaries in which various characters find themselves. What usually wins out: morality or survival?
2. Are all the moral choices about survival? Are there other moral choices the characters have to make that has nothing to do with their survival--or are all choices in a place such as Changi linked to survival?
3. Discuss five characters and the limits they put upon themselves as far as their choices between right and wrong. In other words, do the characters have a point at which they will not go beyond even to ensure their survival?
Essay Topic 2
Lt. Grey accepts the principle of the lesser evil and that the ends justify the means. Discuss the following:
1. Define and discuss the phase "the ends justifies the means"?
2. What is the "ends" for the men in Changi? What is the means of obtaining that end? Is the means always good? Moral? Justified?
3. Can someone in such a situation as Changi choose to always take the "high road" and still survive? Do any of the characters do so? Discuss with examples.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 12, as the King haggles with Torusumi about selling a wath, King is very much aware of the fact that saving Face is an essential element of the Asian mindset. If the King gives Torusumi the opportunity to save face, it will make for a more successful transaction and keep Torusumi from seeking revenge. Discuss the following:
1. Research the concept of "saving face" and write in your own words a definition for the concept.
2. How does the King allow Torusumi to "save face"?
3. Does the King seem concerned with saving face in this transaction? What about in any other situation in the book?
4. Which characters seem concerned with saving face? How do they demonstrate this?
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