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. After their meeting at the historical society, where do Emma and John go?

2. Who is the first person that John goes to see in the morning, in Chapter 16?

3. What is the name of the boat Tobin has taken out to see in Chapter 33?

4. Where does Beth want John to meet her at the beginning of Chapter 14?

5. How did the Murphys know how much the Gordons paid in rent?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reason does Emma give for her short relationship with Tobin?

2. What injuries does John inflict upon Tobin in Chapter 36?

3. How do Beth and John survive the storm and keep from freezing?

4. How does John gain entry into Tobin's place of work and apartment?

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

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

7. 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?

8. While he is out to dinner with Emma, what does John spend the evening contemplating?

9. Describe the inside decor of the Murphy home.

10. What convinces John that Stevens is part of the plot to assassinate the Gordons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Plum Island, there are several journeys made both on sea and by land by different characters. Discuss at least two specific journeys and how they could be viewed as extended metaphors for character development of the characters who undertake these journeys.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the point of view utilized by DeMille in Plum Island. As this was a deliberate choice, discuss why DeMille may have selected the view he did and how the view employed was effective in the development of important themes. Make sure and specific textual examples to support your assertions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the dramatic structure of Plum Island. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and the denouement.

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