I Heard the Owl Call My Name Test | Mid-Book 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. The Bishop decides to send the young man to

2. When the men deliver the organ to the church

3. What fact associates Mark Brian with "the swimmer?"

4. Why doesn't the young man know about his illness?

5. What is true of both the swimmer and Mark Brian?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character of Constable Pearson.

2. How does Mrs. Hudson feel about the arrival of the new vicar?

3. Describe Caleb's attitude toward the Indian people of the village.

4. What is the significance of Gordon's mask to the tribe?

5. Describe the setting of the novel.

6. What changes develop in Mark and Jim's relationship while on the hunt?

7. Describe Sam, the unlucky one.

8. What did mothers of deceased children tell them as part of the old tradition?

9. Why does Mark Brian refuse the Bishop's offer to send a new vicarage?

10. According to the Bishop, how does an Indian feel about his village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider Mark Brian's many experiences on the river in the novel. What might the river represent for the vicar and the villagers? Write an essay in which you explore the connotations of the river and its contribution to Craven's message in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Isolation and remoteness affect the events and characters in Craven's novel. Write an essay in which you examine the roles of isolation and remoteness in relation to the development of Mark Brian's character, or in relation to the theme of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the role of myths and legends in the novel. Write an essay in which you explain how the myths and legends affect events and/or characters in the novel, and use at least three examples from the text to support your argument.

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