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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. Which family member refuses to take any responsibility for what happened to Ruth May?
2. What did Ruth May see in Eeban Axelroot's plane?
3. Whose picture did Orleanna have in the kitchen house?
4. In Book 6, where do Leah and Anatole live?
5. What makes everyone run to the river?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Ruth May at the end of Book 4? What happens after this event?
2. What does Orleanna do after Ruth May's death? Why does she do this?
3. What happens during the big hunt?
4. What does Tata Ndu want from the family in Book 3? How does the family respond?
5. How is Orleanna changed when she finally gets up from bed? Who does she influence?
6. Why do you think Adah begins to speak after Ruth May's death when she chose to remain silent before it?
7. What regrets does Orleanna voice about her family and the situation in the Congo?
8. Why do you think Ruth May chooses a green mamba as the place that she wanted to be when she died?
9. Why does Rachel think that she can't go back to the United States now?
10. What happens to Rachel in her life? Do you think she is happy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Prices change during their time in the Congo. Discuss how the changes affect the family, including:
1) Which character do you think changed the most? How did this character change?
2) Which character changed the least? In what ways does the character remain the same?
3) How does the family itself change from the beginning of the book to the end?
Essay Topic 2
In The Poisonwood Bible, Orleanna's narrative looks back in time, while the other characters narrate from the present.
1) Why do you think Kingsolver included one narrative that looks back in time?
2) What does this type of narration add to the novel?
3) Why do you think Orleanna's character is the one looking back?
Essay Topic 3
Many Christian denominations have sent out missionaries. Do you think that Nathan's version of religion was what his denomination intended? Do you think missionaries should try to convert people? Why or why not?
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