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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. While Jim and Mark are out on the boat
2. The teacher does not attend the funeral because
3. The woman Keetah had lived with at school
4. What major change occurs at the beginning of Chapter 18?
5. What does Mark Brian's sister feel when she sees him for the first time in months?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
2. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?
3. What does the Bishop claim happens every time he arrives at the village?
4. Who is the Englishwoman who comes to visit the village?
5. What concern does Caleb share with Mark in the chapter?
6. Though the river freezes, how do the villagers survive?
7. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
8. Why is T. P. Wallace throwing a dance-potlatch for Jim?
9. Why does Peter sit up waiting for the vicar after his funeral?
10. Why does Keetah return to the village without Gordon?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Images and suggestions of snakes appear at various points in the novel. Consider the traditional connotations of snakes, and write an essay in which you discuss the significance of snakes to the events and theme of Craven's novel.
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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