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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. Craven often describes the Indians' eyes and faces as

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

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

4. What animal's image is carved above the Bible?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the myth, how was the old village formed?

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the setting of the novel.

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

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

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

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

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

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 women in Craven's novel. How do women influence the events of the text? How do they influence Mark Brian? Write an essay in which you determine Craven's attitude toward the women in her novel, using specific characters and events to support your ideas.

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