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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. The visitors cause Mark Brian to feel what about the world of the white man he has left behind?
2. Who is found ill, alone in his shack?
3. Why are the elders concerned about the burial grounds?
4. Marta's prayer for Mark
5. Keetah wants to bear Gordon's child so that
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Bishop claim happens every time he arrives at the village?
2. In what state does Mark find the village when he returns?
3. Why does Keetah return to the village without Gordon?
4. What is the mood among the boys going to live at the white school?
5. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
6. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
7. How does Mark Brian help the villagers solve their problem with the burial grounds?
8. Why is T. P. Wallace throwing a dance-potlatch for Jim?
9. Who is the Englishwoman who comes to visit the village?
10. What does Mark learn among the elders during his stay at Marta's?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
What significance do the eagle and owl have to Craven's story? How might each serve as a symbol? Write an essay in which you explore the symbolic meaning of one or both birds, citing specific examples from the text.
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