Mountains Beyond Mountains Test | Final 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. How does Paul Farmer channel his anger, according to Tracy Kidder?

2. Why did the passenger truck from Lascahobas to the nearest city stop making its runs?

3. Who does Paul Farmer borrow money from to pay for the 2002 expansion while waiting for the Global Fund money to arrive?

4. Who helps a group of Cangeois to draft a petition for electricity to President Aristide?

5. What is true of Paul and Jim in the beginning of the A Light Month for Travel section?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Paul Farmer a supporter of President Aristede?

2. Why were competing organizations able to come together in Chapter 24 to work on curing TB?

3. Describe Carol and Serena's ride to Port-au-Prince to look for a medevac and a helicopter.

4. Does Paul Farmer treat Jim Kim with respect?

5. Explain the connection between the Open Society Institute and Partners in Health.

6. Why does Paul Farmer hesitate to get involved in fixing the Russian TB program?

7. Is Paul Farmer a good father?

8. How does the political climate in Haiti affect attempts to improve the health of its citizens?

9. How do capitalists, commies, and Jesus Christers all assist Paul Farmer?

10. How does the death of John Wilnot affect Zanmi Lasante?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Paul Farmer choose the life he lives out of moral obligation, guilt, reward, or some other reason? Support your answer by analyzing his comments and behavior throughout Mountains Beyond Mountains.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout both history and Mountains Beyond Mountains, religion has the power to change people's beliefs and actions. In this book, is religion a positive or a negative force? How does Paul Farmer use religion to achieve his goals? What are the most powerful positive and negative examples of religion in the book?

Essay Topic 3

In Mountains Beyond Mountains, is there a clear line drawn between good people and bad people in the book? Explain your answer with references to specific people and incidents in the book.

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