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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. Who invited Mark to go hunting?

2. Families gather at the end of the salmon run to

3. What does Peter claim causes this new feeling among the villagers?

4. The doctor reveals the young man's illness to

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jim interested in the prayer Mark Brian recites?

2. Why is Marta Stephens knitting a hat for the vicar?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Changing seasons are mentioned frequently in Craven's novel. Consider how the seasons reflect Craven's message in any one of the four parts of her novel, or in her novel as a whole, and write an essay in which you explore the changing and their contribution to theme.

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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