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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. On the river, Mark stops to help
3. When Mark releases Calamity Bill's ashes,
4. Why does the Bishop come back to the village?
5. Who seems to have a hard time adjusting to white society at first?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is the Englishwoman who comes to visit the village?
2. Why does Mark claim he is offering Jim advice on how to treat Keetah?
3. What does the Bishop claim happens every time he arrives at the village?
4. Though the river freezes, how do the villagers survive?
5. What concern does Caleb share with Mark in the chapter?
6. Describe Mark and Jim's relationship.
7. What advice does Mark offer Gordon before they part?
8. Why does Peter sit up waiting for the vicar after his funeral?
9. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
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
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 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
Consider the motifs of age and wisdom, and youth and inexperience in the novel. Write an essay in which you identify Craven's theme regarding either age and wisdom or youth and inexperience, using at least three textual examples for support.
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