Moon Tiger 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. In Claudia's view, what is "history?"

2. What was the name of the church in which 31-year-old Claudia made her prayer?

3. Who picks up Claudia from the airport in Chapter 3?

4. Who was not invited to Lisa's baptism?

5. What three countries does Tom tell Claudia he has visited?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Claudia believe is the biggest influence of her daughter's life?

2. Which country will play a central role in Claudia's history of the world and why?

3. Describe the beginning of Claudia's relationship with Jasper.

4. As Claudia reflects, what does she recall about her argument with Jasper following Lisa's wedding?

5. What does Tom put inside the ring he gives Claudia in Chapter 8?

6. Discuss the argument between Claudia and Gordon at the end of Chapter 3.

7. Discuss Claudia's popularity as a historical author. What makes her writing accounts different from all the others?

8. Describe Jasper.

9. What is unique about Claudia's job in Cairo?

10. What is the Moon Tiger?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of foreshadowing in literature. What foreshadowing was present in Moon Tiger? Was the foreshadowing diluted since Claudia's death is expected from the beginning of the novel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What is a primary theme of Moon Tiger? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevails in Moon Tiger? Select a different type of conflict and explain how the story would have differed under that particular type of conflict.

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