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

2. What arrived at the village in November?

3. What does the vicar discover will take him many hours in a day?

4. How do the Indians respond to Mark Brian's attempts to learn their language?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to the myth, how was the old village formed?

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

5. Describe the setting of the novel.

6. What happened to the RCMP when he tried to take pictures of the tribe members fishing?

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

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

9. Describe Sam, the unlucky one.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Henry Miller said, "Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him." Consider the roles of fate and destiny in Craven's novel. Then write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Miller's statement, using Mark Brian's journey in the novel as support for your argument. Be sure to use examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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