Moloka'i Test | Final Test - Hard

Alan Brennert
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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. Why does Aunt Florence ask Rachel to go away?

2. Why does Rachel tell Lani to see a doctor?

3. What do the radio broadcasts from Oahu announce?

4. How many new families move to Kalaupapa in Chapter 14?

5. What do the patients soon discover about the facility in Chapter 14?

Short Essay Questions

1. What punishment does Crossen receive for killing Kenji?

2. What difficulty does Rachel have once she arrives in Honolulu?

3. After gaining access to Ruth's adoption papers, what does Rachel find out about Ruth's adoptive family?

4. In Chapter 18, what does Rachel hope to do if she and Kenji become eligible for temporary release from the settlement?

5. Who meets Ruth and Peggy when they arrive at Kalaupapa?

6. Why is Henry delighted when he becomes ill in Chapter 15?

7. In Chapter 21, what does Rachel discover about the stories her father told her about her family for many years?

8. What event seems to aggravate Crossen's anger in Chapter 19? On the night that Kenji dies, why did he go over to Crossen's home?

9. In Chapter 18, what does Rachel fear about being released from the settlement?

10. Why do the patients at the Leprosy Investigation Station leave one by one?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss conflict in "Moloka'i." Who is in conflict with whom? What events or situations cause these conflicts? Are the major conflicts resolved? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Brennert's use of foreshadowing. What are some examples of foreshadowing in the novel? Why does Brennert use foreshadowing? How do the examples of foreshadowing affect the tone of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of death in the novel " Moloka'i." How does Brennert illustrate the death motif throughout the novel? What do the characters think of death? How do the characters, particularly Rachel, react to the deaths?

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