Messenger 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. What does Seer say is "creeping in" to the people of Village?

2. What does Leader say Matty should name the puppy?

3. How many children did Gatherer have?

4. Which of the following is not an argument used to close Village to newcomers?

5. Who does Matty say has recently been to a Trade Mart?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Seer ask of Matty after the people vote to close Village to outsiders?

2. What does Leader say Matty should name the puppy and how does Matty decide to follow the advice?

3. What does Leader tell Matty about how he received his books and why that was significant?

4. Why does Matty send Jean for herbs and what does he do while she's gone?

5. What does Matty know about Gather?

6. What does Matty remember in chapter three about his home before coming to Village, and what does he know about this kind of home?

7. What are some of the things Leader sees from his home in chapter two?

8. What has changed in the village where Matty lived prior to coming to Village?

9. What does the woman who's only recently arrived in Village say about her son and her other children?

10. How does Ramon manage to bring up the Gaming Machine while he and Matty are preparing to fish and what is Matty's reaction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Trade Mart? How does Matty learn about Trade Mart? What does he tell Seer and Leader about Trade Mart? What is Matty's impression of Trade Mart?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how the people of Village come to the decision to close Village to outsiders. Is the process fair? Why or why not? Compare that to the way a town makes decisions regarding its government.

Essay Topic 3

There are two widows referred to in the story - Stocktender's widow and Gatherer's widow. Why do the two women not have a name of their own? What does this say about the society? What does it say about the people?

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