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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. Craven often describes the Indians' eyes and faces as
2. What does Mark Brian do when the Bishop offers to send a new vicarage?
3. Mark Brian believes that if a man were to vanish from this area
4. Who invited Mark to go hunting?
5. Why does Caleb feel Mark should be sorry for the Indians?
Short Essay Questions
1. What concern does Caleb share with Mark in the chapter?
2. Why does Mark agree to help Gordon get an education?
3. How is Caleb like the Cedar-man, according to Mark?
4. Why does Jim believe Keetah would be happier with him than with Gordon?
5. What recurring idea or image appears as the author describes the state of the village and the graveyard?
6. According to the myth, how was the old village formed?
7. Though the river freezes, how do the villagers survive?
8. How do most of the Indians behave toward Mark Brian?
9. What did mothers of deceased children tell them as part of the old tradition?
10. Why does Keetah ask Mark to remain in the village?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Isolation and remoteness affect the events and characters in Craven's novel. Write an essay in which you examine the roles of isolation and remoteness in relation to the development of Mark Brian's character, or in relation to the theme of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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