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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. When he returns, Mark visits
2. Gordon claims he cannot come "home" again because
3. Who waits up for Mark at the end of the novel?
4. When Keetah returns, it is because
5. Who is found ill, alone in his shack?
Short Essay Questions
1. Though the river freezes, how do the villagers survive?
2. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
3. What evidence of community is apparent in the chapter?
4. Why does Mark conclude that the villagers still do not know or trust him?
5. Describe Mark and Jim's relationship.
6. Describe the visitors to the village in Chapter 13.
7. How is Caleb like the Cedar-man, according to Mark?
8. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?
9. How does Mark Brian help the villagers solve their problem with the burial grounds?
10. Why are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many characters in the novel, including Mark Brian, believe in service and community. Choose three characters that embody these ideas in Craven's novel, and write an essay in which you describe the characters' actions and traits, connecting each to the motifs of service and community.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Consider the motifs of cooperation and obedience in the novel. How do cooperation and obedience affect the characters of the novel? Write an essay in which you discuss the roles of cooperation and obedience in Mark Brian's life, or in the lives of the villagers.
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