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. What is dumped into the the center of the stream by the villagers?

2. Who has returned to the village after their self-imposed exile?

3. What happens when the vicar prays for help about the decayed vicarage?

4. What large item do Mark and Jim have to transport on the boat?

5. What does Mark Brian do that captures Jim's attention?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the state of the vicarage.

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

4. What do the villagers believe about the salmon?

5. What is the significance of Gordon's mask to the tribe?

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

7. Describe the salmon run the men witness.

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

9. Describe Sam, the unlucky one.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Much of Mark Brian's discoveries in the novel are revealed through his own thoughts and inner monologue. Write an essay in which you evaluate the author's use of inner monologue to reveal the character of Mark Brian.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the role of myths and legends in the novel. Write an essay in which you explain how the myths and legends affect events and/or characters in the novel, and use at least three examples from the text to support your argument.

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