Plum Island Test | Final Test - Hard

Nelson Demille
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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. How long does John estimate it takes Emma to get dressed in Chapter 19?

2. Why isn't Beth able to interview Donna Alba?

3. How old is Tobin's housekeeper?

4. What lie does John tell Mrs. Wiley about Beth in Chapter 17?

5. When John tells Emma about the number he found in the Gordons' book, where does she recognize the number from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does John think it will be difficult for Beth to get a warrant to search Tobin's home?

2. What dangers do John and Beth face out at sea in Chapter 34?

3. When Beth and John do a quick inventory of wounds in Chapter 35, what wounds have they both sustained?

4. Why is Tobin's housekeeper so frightened when Beth and John arrive?

5. Why has Beth come to visit John in Chapter 24?

6. After Beth and Emma have coffee together in Chapter 24, what is the mood of both women?

7. Describe Fredric Tobin's winery that John visits in Chapter 16.

8. When John attempts to kiss Beth in Chapter 15, how does she respond?

9. What unique item does John find at Tobin's apartment that leads him to believe Tobin planned to bury the treasure on his land all along?

10. After the Gordons' bodies were examined, what were some clues that they were doing something manual before their deaths?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the importance of setting within Plum Island. Make sure to discuss at least three different settings and how the descriptions of those settings are integral in the development of the themes and characters.

Essay Topic 2

One of the literary tools employed by DeMille in Plum Island is the use of paradox and irony. Give examples of where DeMille has employed verbal or situational irony and discuss in detail how this use of irony has furthered the plot, developed characters, or strengthened a theme.

Essay Topic 3

Duty is a theme throughout Plum Island. Discuss three different character's views of duty and how they are exhibited by their statements and actions. Based on these accounts of duty, does DeMille create an overarching definition of what duty is?

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