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. Craven often describes the Indians' eyes and faces as

2. When Mark Brian feels his full commitment to the Indian community, his response is

3. Who is T.P. Wallace?

4. Why didn't the hunters discuss their plans aloud?

5. Which of Constable Pearson's actions makes the Indians hold in their laughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mark agree to help Gordon get an education?

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

3. Who speaks at the funeral after Mark Brian is done?

4. Describe the state of the vicarage.

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

6. While Mark feels he has learned little about the Indians, what does the Bishop tell him?

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

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

9. Describe the salmon run the men witness.

10. Describe Caleb's attitude toward the Indian people of the 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

T. S. Eliot said, "Those who trust us educate us." Considering Mark Brian's experiences with the community of Kingcome, defend, refute, or qualify Eliot's quote in an essay, using specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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