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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. Mark and Jim share a picnic with

2. What does Mark Brian promise the dying woman?

3. Who invited Mark to go hunting?

4. Mark Brian believes the swimmer's fate is

5. How does Mark describe the inanimate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the long boat trip back to the village from Knight's inlet offer Mark the opportunity to do?

2. What advice does Mark offer Gordon before they part?

3. Why does Peter sit up waiting for the vicar after his funeral?

4. What concern does Caleb share with Mark in the chapter?

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

6. What does Mark learn among the elders during his stay at Marta's?

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

8. What recurring idea or image appears as the author describes the state of the village and the graveyard?

9. What seems to be the consensus of opinions about Mark Brian among the elders?

10. What is the mood among the boys going to live at the white school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

William Somerset Maugham said, "Tradition is a guide and not a jailer." For which characters in the book does tradition serve as a guide? For whom is it a jailer? Write an essay in which you consider Maugham's quote in relation to any character or characters in Craven's novel. Use specific examples from the text to connect Maugham's quote to Craven's message.

Essay Topic 2

Consider what the vicar learns about nature during his stay with the villagers. How does nature teach Mark Brian about life and death? Write an essay in which you use examples of nature mentioned in the novel to explore Mark Brian's development throughout the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the role of women in Craven's novel. How do women influence the events of the text? How do they influence Mark Brian? Write an essay in which you determine Craven's attitude toward the women in her novel, using specific characters and events to support your ideas.

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