Men of Men Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Zouga stops the physical fight between himself and Ralph, who does Zouga call for?

2. What spooks the horse that causes the horse to bolt, ultimately killing the horse's rider?

3. What is the name of the book Zouga wrote?

4. When Mungo returns to the United States and leads his own ragtag cavalry during the Civil War, what nickname does he earn?

5. What is the name of the man who finds the enrichment that starts the diamond frenzy in Colesberg?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Matabele typically keep their treasures buried under the floor in their huts?

2. What first attracted Zouga's wife to Zouga?

3. At Jordan's luncheon, who offends Zouga simply by being there, and why is Zouga offended?

4. How does Zouga characterize Mungo St. John when he first shows up in Colesberg?

5. Describe what Ralph looks like after he has been to see Dr. Jameson after the fight with Zouga.

6. Why does Ralph leave school?

7. According to the descriptions given in the book, what are a monkey and a donkey?

8. What is Jordan's reaction when he learns about sex from Jan Cheroot after listening to Jan and Ralph talk?

9. Describe Hendrick Naaiman.

10. Giving up the statue was especially painful for Jordan. What does Jordan equate the statue with?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses several different literary techniques as the story is told in regard to the story's flow. Describe the techniques of both flashbacks and foreshadowing. How are each of these techniques used in the story? Give specific examples of each technique. Why might the author have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Zouga Ballantyne and Mungo St. John.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. Compare the role that justice plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of justice - both positively and negatively?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Louise St. John and Aletta Ballantyne.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. What is revealed about each character as their back stories are explained? Discuss how the quest for the truth affects both of these characters.

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