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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. Though cautious, Jim

2. What does Mark Brian discover about himself at the start of the chapter?

3. How does Mark describe the inanimate?

4. What does Mark Brian do when the Bishop offers to send a new vicarage?

5. Mark Brian will have to work closely with an agent from

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

3. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?

4. What evidence of community is apparent in the chapter?

5. Who is the Englishwoman who comes to visit the village?

6. What seems to be most important to the Bishop regarding the young man and the Indian village?

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

8. Why does Keetah return to the village without Gordon?

9. Why is T. P. Wallace throwing a dance-potlatch for Jim?

10. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The motif of decay appears throughout Craven's novel. How does this motif contribute to her message? Write an essay in which you explore the motif of decay and its relevance to Craven's message, using specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

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

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.

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