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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 Keetah returns to the village, she finds
2. Why does Mark refuse to urge Gordon to stay, as the elders have asked him?
3. On behalf of Calamity Bill, Mark Brian refuses
4. Where does Mark Brian stay while the new vicarage is being constructed?
5. Who surprises Mark with a visit?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why doesn't Marta deny that Mark has heard the owl call his name?
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 are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
6. Describe Mark and Jim's relationship.
7. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
8. How does Mark Brian help the villagers solve their problem with the burial grounds?
9. Why is T. P. Wallace throwing a dance-potlatch for Jim?
10. Why does Mark conclude that the villagers still do not know or trust him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Consider Mark Brian's many experiences on the river in the novel. What might the river represent for the vicar and the villagers? Write an essay in which you explore the connotations of the river and its contribution to Craven's message in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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