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. Who votes for Jesus in the church election in the Price family?

2. Who does Rachel think is the cause of all the problems?

3. Which family member refuses to take any responsibility for what happened to Ruth May?

4. What does the old woman give to Mother?

5. What animal did the people around Lusambo think Nathan could turn into before they killed him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Adah begins to speak after Ruth May's death when she chose to remain silent before it?

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

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

4. What does Tata Ndu want from the family in Book 3? How does the family respond?

5. Why do you think Adah says that the loss of life isn't always unwelcome?

6. What happens during the big hunt?

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

8. What does Nelson give to Ruth May? What does he tell her to do with it?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character in the novel do you think that you are most like? Why do you think you are like this character? Which character do you think you are least like? Why?

Essay Topic 2

A number of symbols are used within the novel. Choose one symbol and answer the following?

1) What is the symbol and what does it represent?

2) How does Kingsolver use the symbol in the novel?

3) Trace the symbol through the novel and note when it appears.

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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