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. Ellie is

2. The Bishop decides to send the young man to

3. Mark returns to the vicarage and to the smell of

4. What question does Mrs. Hudson ask Mark Brian as her family leaves the village in shame?

5. When the men deliver the organ to the church

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the villagers believe about the salmon?

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

3. Describe the state of the vicarage.

4. Describe the setting of the novel.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does the Bishop's letter teach Mark Brian about the white man's "problem" with the Indians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Many characters in the novel, including Mark Brian, believe in service and community. Choose three characters that embody these ideas in Craven's novel, and write an essay in which you describe the characters' actions and traits, connecting each to the motifs of service and community.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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