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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 3, Chapter 14, why is the captain of the boat upset?

2. Cummings uses his journal to relieve tension and record his private thoughts, what is the underlying tone of Cummings' writing?

3. At this point the soldiers have turned around and are making their way back to the beach. What is the general feeling of the soldiers toward Croft?

4. How do the soldiers keep the toilet paper dry?

5. What was wrong with the reports Cummings received about the Japanese bivouac?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

This book takes place on a fictional island.

1) Were the events in the book indicative of actual historical events? Explain your answer.

2) Are there any recorded battles that took place on a similar island? .

Essay Topic 2

Mailer uses the literary technique often throughout this book. Describe what a flashback is and why it is used in literature.

1) How does Mailer use the writing technique?

2) What is the significance of the flashbacks in this novel?

3) Do you think the flashbacks enhanced the story, why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Mailer uses a common literary tool of a flashback in a very unusual way. This purpose of this method is to provide the reader with additional information about the characters.

1) What is the time machine?

2) How does Mailer use this story telling method for character development?

3) Do any of the character learn anything from remembering their past and comparing it to the present?

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