Middle Passage Test | Final Test - Hard

Charles Johnson
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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. Who becomes the unofficial ship's doctor?

2. After Rutherford is made to go back to bed, he feels as if he is becoming _______________.

3. What does Ngonyama tell Rutherford he would do if he were master of the ship?

4. After Rutherford finishes telling Squibb about Reverend Chandler's death, what illness does he say that Baleka seems to have?

5. What crime does Squibb get caught committing on board the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Rutherford first awakens after fainting while feeding the Allmuseri god, Squibb is feeding him a piece of steak that turns out to be Cringle's flesh. How did Cringle wind up as Rutherford's dinner?

2. What is the attitude and behavior of Diamelo, one of the Allmuseri men who led the rebellion, towards the Americans?

3. When the Republic breaks apart, what does Squibb do?

4. After Rutherford helps throw the boy's corpse overboard, he is left with a piece of the boy's rotting flesh in his hand. What feeling does this experience leave him with?

5. How do the slaves get free?

6. After the ceremony the Allmuseri hold to cleanse the ship after the uprising, what does Ngonyama send Rutherford to do?

7. When another storm comes up, Ngonyama helps Rutherford up to the deck just as an explosion rocks the boat. What appears to be the cause of the explosion?

8. After Rutherford is thrown into the water, he sees the Allmuseri grabbing onto wood and debris to stay afloat; however, they are still very close to the ship. What happens to nearly all of the Allmuseri when the ship goes below the surface?

9. Captain Falcon tells Rutherford the names of the Republic's three financiers. Who are they?

10. Rutherford begins daydreaming about Isadora. What does he see himself doing in his daydream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the environments aboard the Republic and the Juno from the perspective of the personality and priorities of each ship's captain, and analyze how the differences contribute to the respective crews' morale and loyalty to their commander. Use examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and explain how the events that took place during the voyage to and from Bangalang cause Rutherford to move from resistance to, to willingness to, marry Isadora. Back up your argument with proof from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and explain how and why the events of the third entry prove to be a turning point for Rutherford and signify a "sea change" in his personality and basic character. Back up your arguments with proof from the text.

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