Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. What problems does Mack have to face in the taiga? How does he overcome these problems?
2. What are the similarities between Mack and Alekhin? How does Mack manage to overcome Alekhin despite that are equal in ability?
3. How does the author represent the relationship between Russia and America? What does this representation say about 1950s society at the time?
4. Choose one of the following statements and write an argument for or against it.
1. Mack cannot be regarded as a hero because he kills many people and often with...
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