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. What is Calamity Bill known for?

2. What is the Indian name of the village where Mark Brian is sent?

3. Sam plans to ask the vicar

4. What news arrives from Keetah's sister, Mrs. Hudson's granddaughter?

5. Whose return to the village has sparked Mark's interest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the names of the characters revealed in the Introduction?

2. Who comes to the vicar's first Sunday service?

3. What does Mark Brian learn about rules or obedience throughout the chapter?

4. Why do the villagers offer to help Mark build the vicarage?

5. What information does Mark learn from the RCMP about Keetah's sister?

6. Why does Jim believe Keetah would be happier with him than with Gordon?

7. How do most of the Indians behave toward Mark Brian?

8. What limitations does the ordinand's illness place on him?

9. What does the behavior of the young people symbolize for people like Peter?

10. What causes Gordon's family to sell the tribal mask that has been in their family for so long?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the motifs of cooperation and obedience in the novel. How do cooperation and obedience affect the characters of the novel? Write an essay in which you discuss the roles of cooperation and obedience in Mark Brian's life, or in the lives of the villagers.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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