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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 offered Mark Brian a great deal of advice and training?

2. Whose death does Mark Brian experience in Chapter 11?

3. Why is Jim convinced Keetah will marry him?

4. Mark Brian believes the swimmer's fate is

5. Mark asks Jim to show him

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Jim believe Keetah would be happier with him than with Gordon?

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

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

5. Who comes to the vicar's first Sunday service?

6. Describe the setting of the novel.

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

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

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

10. Describe the salmon run the men witness.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

William Somerset Maugham said, "Tradition is a guide and not a jailer." For which characters in the book does tradition serve as a guide? For whom is it a jailer? Write an essay in which you consider Maugham's quote in relation to any character or characters in Craven's novel. Use specific examples from the text to connect Maugham's quote to Craven's message.

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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