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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. Ironically, Sam's drinking causes
2. What is Jim's response to Keetah's state of health?
3. During his stay, Mark gets to know
4. The passage at the end of the novel means
5. Mark advises Jim to
Short Essay Questions
1. What advice does Mark offer Gordon before they part?
2. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
3. Describe Mark and Jim's relationship.
4. Why doesn't Marta deny that Mark has heard the owl call his name?
5. Why does Keetah return to the village without Gordon?
6. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
7. Why does Peter sit up waiting for the vicar after his funeral?
8. How does Mark Brian help the villagers solve their problem with the burial grounds?
9. Why are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
10. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Changing seasons are mentioned frequently in Craven's novel. Consider how the seasons reflect Craven's message in any one of the four parts of her novel, or in her novel as a whole, and write an essay in which you explore the changing and their contribution to theme.
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