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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 travels up the river with Mark and the Bishop?
2. According to the myth, the hamatsa is
3. Ironically, Sam's drinking causes
4. The visitors cause Mark Brian to feel what about the world of the white man he has left behind?
5. When Keetah returns, it is because
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mark learn among the elders during his stay at Marta's?
2. Why doesn't Marta deny that Mark has heard the owl call his name?
3. How is Caleb like the Cedar-man, according to Mark?
4. Why are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
5. Describe the visitors to the village in Chapter 13.
6. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
7. What is the mood among the boys going to live at the white school?
8. In what state does Mark find the village when he returns?
9. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?
10. Though the river freezes, how do the villagers survive?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Henry Miller said, "Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him." Consider the roles of fate and destiny in Craven's novel. Then write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Miller's statement, using Mark Brian's journey in the novel as support for your argument. Be sure to use 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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