The Poisonwood Bible Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Nelson thinks what stole Ruth May's soul?

2. Why can't the mother and daughters go to Kilanga?

3. What does Orleanna do with the furniture?

4. What is the name of the hotel that Rachel owns?

5. How much money does the United States provide for loyalty?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Ruth May at the end of Book 4? What happens after this event?

2. What happens during the big hunt?

3. Why do you think Ruth May chooses a green mamba as the place that she wanted to be when she died?

4. What do Rachel and Adah learn? From where do they each learn this?

5. Why do you think that Leah now feels uncomfortable in the United States?

6. What happens to Rachel in her life? Do you think she is happy?

7. What regrets does Orleanna voice about her family and the situation in the Congo?

8. What living creature invades Kilanga? What do the villagers do?

9. What does Orleanna do after Ruth May's death? Why does she do this?

10. How is Orleanna changed when she finally gets up from bed? Who does she influence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Trace the development and changes in Leah's relationship with her father throughout the novel. How does Leah feel about her father in the beginning of the novel? When do her feelings toward him start to change? How does she end up feeling about and relating to Nathan?

Essay Topic 2

Kingsolver narrates the novel through five characters. How does she make the characters sound and feel different? What effect does the five narrators have on the novel? Why do you think Kingsolver used this device in the novel? What unique insights does each character give about the Congo, the family, or other aspects of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Nathan Price is the only character from the Price family that does not narrate in the novel. Why do you think he does not have a voice in the novel? What effect does this have on the reader's perception of him and the events of the novel? What does Nathan represent or symbolize in the novel?

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