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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. Who does Rachel think is the cause of all the problems?
2. What makes everyone run to the river?
3. The Prices make it look like Rachel is engaged to whom?
4. What does Leah begin to wonder?
5. What does Nathan preach about in the boat?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does each of the girls go after Ruth May's death?
2. Who is Brother Fowles? How is he different from Nathan?
3. What does Leah want to do with the men in the village? Who is not happy about this? How does Leah get her way?
4. What do Rachel and Adah learn? From where do they each learn this?
5. Why do you think Ruth May chooses a green mamba as the place that she wanted to be when she died?
6. Orleanna characterizes Nathan as someone who stands still. What does she mean by this?
7. Why do you think Adah begins to speak after Ruth May's death when she chose to remain silent before it?
8. Why does Rachel think that she can't go back to the United States now?
9. What happened to Patrice Lumumba?
10. What happens during the big hunt?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
What are the similarities between the Prices' marriage and the relationship of the Belgians to the Congo? What do you think Nathan and the Belgians should have done differently?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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