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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. Mrs. Macphail claims her husband is acting which way with Mr. Davidson?

2. What is the argument about?

3. What disease breaks out on the island?

4. The inhabitants on the island do not celebrate or practice _____________.

5. What does Macphail see in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice is given to Macphail by Mrs. Davidson?

2. What happens when Davidson storms into Thompson's room?

3. What are the Macphails' activities the following morning?

4. What is Davidson's epiphany regarding Thompson?

5. Where are the travelers headed in this part of the story?

6. What does Macphail see on his way to the wharf?

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

8. In what part of the world does the story take place?

9. During the conversation between Dr. Macphail and Mrs. Davidson, the woman announces she is grateful for what regarding the island?

10. What is the collective general personality of each couple?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

On several occasions the Davidsons regale the Macphails with details of their missionary work. Explain how the couple got started, how and where they met, and how their devotion to missionary work affected their relationship. Also examine the locales mentioned in the story and how they were influenced by the Davidsons' work.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Mrs. Davidson's opinion on the lives of the natives. Do you think the opinion is one gained from experience or prejudice? Is the opinion accurate according to the other travelers? How might the natives feel in return?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Davidson's initial meeting with the governor. What was the purpose? What was the result? Was there anything that Davidson could have said to make the governor change his mind? Was the governor's decision rational? Which side of the argument do you identify with most? Did Davidson let the issue rest?

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