On the Beach 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. Where does John tell Peter the radiation sickness is now?

2. What does Sunderstrom find that he cannot take back to the submarine?

3. What gift does he buy for his son?

4. How does John tell Peter the radiation sickness goes?

5. What objects does Dwight hold onto to maintain his ties to his family?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is John Osbourne different in the face of coming death?

2. What has Moira managed to locate that makes Dwight happy enough to drift off to sleep?

3. How does baby Jennifer give Mary a fright?

4. Explain what prevents Dwight from going fishing for trout before September 1st.

5. What is Dwight's condition when he arrives at the Davidson house?

6. How does being in the submarine compare to racing the Ferrari to John?

7. How does John say the sickness goes near the end?

8. Why does John say his uncle, Sir Froude, still appears to be healthy?

9. What condition does Peter put on his continuing service in the Navy?

10. Why is Dwight upset over a painting at the National Gallery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the responsibility people have to others when taking any action. In your essay show how governments did not take into consideration anything but their own greedy desires, never once thinking how their nuclear attacks might affect the entire world. Take it down to a less grand level and write about how even small personal actions my affect not just ourselves but others as well.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about what should be taught in schools about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Explain how children need to know about those dangers and be encouraged to think of ways they can influence governments to behave rationally about even making nuclear weapons. Express how children worldwide could be enlisted in an effort to get rid of nuclear threats.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about planning for the future. In your essay use Mary Holmes' garden as an example of planning for the future. In your essay point out that Mary did not think about what would prevent her from enjoying the fruits of her plans. Include the idea that if no plans are made, there is no goal in life, and therefore nothing can be accomplished.

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