On the Beach Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. Who starts the push to get the fishing season moved back in Australia?

2. What is John's most recent prognosis for the radiation cloud?

3. What does Swain do without being seen?

4. What does Dwight order the captain of the USS Swordfish to do with his submarine?

5. What does John get from the widow of a driver killed in the race?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on living out your dreams. John Osbourne in the novel actually missed many years of excitement and pleasure by not racing cars until it was almost too late. In your essay talk about following your dreams because all of life is uncertain anyway.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about the value of creativity. Refer to the ways the people of Melbourne adjusted to not having fuel to operate cars and other things they no longer had access to. In your essay write about how creative people can find ways to facilitate life even in extreme situations.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on stoicism in the face of death. Use John Osbourne as your example of a person who knows what to expect and accepts the inevitable. State your opinion about the dignity with which Osbourne faces death.

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