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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 Mark releases Calamity Bill's ashes,
2. What is Mark's chief concern for the Indians while he is away from the village?
3. When he returns, Mark visits
4. Who travels up the river with Mark and the Bishop?
5. What tree has been a great "friend" to the Indians?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
2. Describe the visitors to the village in Chapter 13.
3. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
4. Who is the Englishwoman who comes to visit the village?
5. Why does Keetah ask Mark to remain in the village?
6. What advice does Mark offer Gordon before they part?
7. What is the mood among the boys going to live at the white school?
8. What does Mark learn among the elders during his stay at Marta's?
9. What concern does Caleb share with Mark in the chapter?
10. Why does Peter sit up waiting for the vicar after his funeral?
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
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
Consider the motifs of questions, answers, and prayers in the novel. If "...no prayer's unanswered and no prayer unheard," write an essay in which you determine the significance of questions, answers, or prayers for the characters in the novel. Be sure to examine the role of these motifs in creating the author's message.
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