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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What religious ceremony is conducted during the family's goodbye party?
2. How is Naomi's recovery room described?
3. What does Obasan bring Naomi when she comes to visit as she is recovering?
4. What animal does Naomi witness having its throat slashed by a group of schoolboys?
5. When Stephen wins a music award, through which continent does he travel on a tour?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, Stephen struggles the most with his inability to balance culture.
Part 1) Compare / contrast Stephen's relationship to his culture as a child with his relationship to his culture as an adult.
Part 2.) Generate a list of events that highlight the way that Stephen began to pull away from his culture.
Part 3.) Theorize whether or not Stephen will return to his cultural roots based on the way that the novel ended.
Essay Topic 2
Naomi has a very strained and complicated relationship with her Aunt Emily throughout the course of the novel. Compare / contrast the story of Emily's journey as it is presented in her journals with the story of Naomi that is presented to the reader. How are their journeys the same? How are they different? Explain why Naomi is much more like her Aunt Emily than she would like to admit. How does Emily's political struggle reflect Naomi's bi-cultural struggles?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout her childhood, Naomi moved many times.
Part 1.) Compare / contrast Naomi's life in Slocan with her life in Granton.
Part 2.) Explain why Naomi believed that her life in Granton were the worst years of her life.
Part 3.) Explain the ways that community extended throughout Slocan and what Naomi's place in that society was.
This section contains 334 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)