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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 doesn't the young man know about his illness?

2. Why does Caleb feel Mark should be sorry for the Indians?

3. Why is the whole tribe home together for the first time since Mark's arrival in the village?

4. The chief teaches Mark Brian to say

5. What does the doctor hope the Bishop will do for the young man?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character of Constable Pearson.

2. What do the villagers believe about the salmon?

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

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

5. What limitations does the ordinand's illness place on him?

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

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

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

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

10. What makes hunting difficult for Mark Brian?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the motifs of questions, answers, and prayers in the novel. If "...no prayer's unanswered and no prayer unheard," write an essay in which you determine the significance of questions, answers, or prayers for the characters in the novel. Be sure to examine the role of these motifs in creating the author's message.

Essay Topic 2

Consider what the vicar learns about nature during his stay with the villagers. How does nature teach Mark Brian about life and death? Write an essay in which you use examples of nature mentioned in the novel to explore Mark Brian's development throughout the novel.

Essay Topic 3

T. S. Eliot said, "Those who trust us educate us." Considering Mark Brian's experiences with the community of Kingcome, defend, refute, or qualify Eliot's quote in an essay, using specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

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