King Rat Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 139 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the King Rat Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are two potential problems in raising the rats?

2. Who learns to cook the weed gratis?

3. Who is sitting by Sgt. Masters when the Sgt. dies?

4. Who promises to take care of the man in question #83?

5. What is Col. Sellars missing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lt. Grey think should happen to the diamond and what does Larkin reply?

2. What happens when the King offers Marlowe $108 dollars as Marlowe's take in the transaction with Prouty's watch?

3. Describe Col. Kennedy's reactions to Steven.

4. What is the reaction of some outsiders to those in the Changi?

5. Describe Tiny Timsen.

6. Why does Lt. Grey arrest two of Larkin's men and what is Larkin's response?

7. Why isn't Marlowe successful in going after the money and how is he care for with the medicines Timsen gets?

8. Describe the visit between the King and Sgt. Masters.

9. Describe Col. Grant Larkin.

10. How do Marlowe and the King reestablish their friendship after the King blows up at Marlowe about the radio?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Religion/spirituality often plays a role in a person's ability to survive difficult circumstances. Discuss the following:

1. Choose 5 characters and discuss how religion and/or spirituality plays a role in their lives at Changi. How important is faith to each character? Does faith contribute significantly to the character's survival? How about the character's choices he makes during the incarceration at Changi?

2. Compare/contrast Theo Drinkwater with Father Donovan. Which man seems more sincere? Which seems to truly be interested in the men's welfare? Who seems to live his beliefs the clearest? Is either man all good or all bad? Why or why not.

3. How much of a role would your religious/spiritual beliefs play in your life if you were in Changi?

Essay Topic 2

Part of understanding the way the POWs behave is thoroughly understanding the conditions at Changi Camp. Using information from throughout the text, discuss the following:

1. Describe the physical surroundings of the Changi Camp. What dangers are inherent in a tropical jungle setting? (You may need to research this). What are the sleeping quarters like? The waster facilities? The places for cleaning one's body or clothes?

2. Describe the food situation in the camp. How much food do the Japanese allot each man? What ways are there to supplement the camp rations? How nutritional is the men's diet?

3. Describe the medical situation in the camp. Who provides medical care? How much medicine is available? What type of diseases are the men prone to in a tropical jungle setting?

4. Describe the entertainment/psychological aspects of the camp. Do the men have ways to pass the time that are stimulating? How much psychological pressure is there on the average man with trying to survive?

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?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 3,350 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the King Rat Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
King Rat from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.