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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 season marks the start of Chapter 11?

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

3. Keetah is

4. The Bishop plans to

5. Who did Constable Pearson bring with him to the village?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened to the RCMP when he tried to take pictures of the tribe members fishing?

3. Describe the setting of the novel.

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

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

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

7. What seems to be most important to the Bishop regarding the young man and the Indian village?

8. What do the villagers believe about the salmon?

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

10. What is significant about the names of the characters revealed in the Introduction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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.

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