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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. What does Mark Brian's sister feel when she sees him for the first time in months?
2. Caleb felt himself an intruder when visiting
3. What does Mark suggest the villagers do about the burial grounds?
4. Marta asks Mark to dinner because
5. The passage at the end of the novel means
Short Essay Questions
1. What evidence of community is apparent in the chapter?
2. Describe the visitors to the village in Chapter 13.
3. Why does Keetah ask Mark to remain in the village?
4. Why doesn't Marta deny that Mark has heard the owl call his name?
5. Describe Calamity Bill's request for the vicar.
6. Who contributes to the preparations for Mark's funeral?
7. What advice does Mark offer Gordon before they part?
8. How does Mark Brian help the villagers solve their problem with the burial grounds?
9. What does the long boat trip back to the village from Knight's inlet offer Mark the opportunity to do?
10. Why are the elders afraid of the hamatsa?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The motif of decay appears throughout Craven's novel. How does this motif contribute to her message? Write an essay in which you explore the motif of decay and its relevance to Craven's message, using specific examples from the text to support your ideas.
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
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.
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