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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. Where do the passengers sleep?

2. What adjective expresses Mrs. Macphail's opinion of Thompson?

3. To whom does Macphail speak?

4. Mrs. Davidson is grateful for which of the following?

5. What weather condition must passengers face as they disembark?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bad news is brought by Davidson?

2. At this point, how far are the travelers from their destination?

3. Who lives in the area above the trader's store?

4. What do the travelers soon learn about accommodations?

5. What is displeasing about the rooms rented by Horn?

6. What is the mode of transportation mentioned at the beginning of the story?

7. What was one of the accomplishments the Davidsons managed to achieve in their last district?

8. Describe briefly how the Davidsons met.

9. What interrupts and annoys the travelers during high tea?

10. What is the basis of the argument? What is the outcome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Davidson attempts to override the Governor's decision through the threat of contacting powerful allies in the United States. Discuss the Governor's position and authority on the island. To whom would the governor have to answer regarding political pressure? What kind of political influence did Davidson have? Where were the allies? How could they have pressured the Governor into changing his mind? Did the plan work?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the personalities and characteristics of Mrs. Macphail and Mrs. Davidson.

Essay Topic 3

Horn is an interesting and somewhat enigmatic character. Horn is not a native but seems to be accepted as one. Why? What is Horn's interest in the island? Describe Horn's business. The author also creates juxtaposition with Horn's attitudes and actions against his physical description. Examine the juxtaposition and how it is or is not effective in the story.

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