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. Why does the teacher visit the vicar?

2. Ellie is

3. What new feeling is Mark experiencing in the village?

4. What does Mark Brian discover about himself at the start of the chapter?

5. Who is T.P. Wallace?

Short Essay Questions

1. What changes develop in Mark and Jim's relationship while on the hunt?

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

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

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

5. Describe Caleb's attitude toward the Indian people of the village.

6. What recurring idea or image appears as the author describes the state of the village and the graveyard?

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

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

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

10. What makes hunting difficult for Mark Brian?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

If "Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom, " are any of the characters in Craven's novel considered wise? Write an essay in which you explore the wisdom, or lack thereof, of any character in Craven's novel, using examples from the text to support your ideas.

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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