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. The vicar believes he will have to begin his work by

2. The Bishop plans to send the young man to his hardest parish because

3. The young ordinand has less than two years to

4. What is Calamity Bill known for?

5. The chief teaches Mark Brian to say

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who comes to the vicar's first Sunday service?

5. Describe the character of Constable Pearson.

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

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

8. What information does Mark learn from the RCMP about Keetah's sister?

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

10. What does Mark Brian learn about rules or obedience throughout the chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the motifs of age and wisdom, and youth and inexperience in the novel. Write an essay in which you identify Craven's theme regarding either age and wisdom or youth and inexperience, using at least three textual examples for support.

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