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

2. What happens when the government forbade the Indian dance-potlatches?

3. What arrived at the village in November?

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

5. Mark Brian sees himself as

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 is significant about the names of the characters revealed in the Introduction?

3. Describe the salmon run the men witness.

4. According to the Bishop, how does an Indian feel about his village?

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

6. Why does Mark agree to help Gordon get an education?

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

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

9. Describe the state of the vicarage.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the motifs of cooperation and obedience in the novel. How do cooperation and obedience affect the characters of the novel? Write an essay in which you discuss the roles of cooperation and obedience in Mark Brian's life, or in the lives of the villagers.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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