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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 year is it in Chapter 15?
2. Why does Rachel tell Lani to see a doctor?
3. Why does Crossen come to Kalaupapa instead of the leprosy colony close to his home in Louisiana?
4. Where is Kenji originally from?
5. What has Kenji had surgery on in Chapter 17?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the patients at the Leprosy Investigation Station leave one by one?
2. What brings some new residents to Kalaupapa in Chapter 13? What do Rachel and Jake find they have a shared interest in?
3. What punishment does Crossen receive for killing Kenji?
4. What difficulty does Rachel have once she arrives in Honolulu?
5. At the end of the novel, what are the residents of Kalaupapa worried about?
6. After gaining access to Ruth's adoption papers, what does Rachel find out about Ruth's adoptive family?
7. In Chapter 18, what does Rachel hope to do if she and Kenji become eligible for temporary release from the settlement?
8. Where does Rachel volunteer to go after her leprosy test comes back positive in Chapter 14?
9. In Chapter 18, what does Rachel fear about being released from the settlement?
10. Why did Kenji send money to his family for many years? What made him stop?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and interpret the secondary characters of the novel. Who are they and what are their defining character traits? How are they related to the main characters? What are their roles in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of religion in the novel. Is religion an important element of the story? Why or why not? Is Rachel a religious person? How does religion influence her choices in life?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and interpret Rachel's growth as a character throughout the novel. How has she grown, and why? Compare Rachel when the reader is first introduced to her to how she is by the end of the novel.
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