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Mid-Book 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 does Davidson go to visit?

2. Which character is accustomed to getting his/her own way?

3. Where will the group be forced to stay?

4. What is the occupation of Alec Macphail?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What event takes place in the morning? What is Macphail's part?

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

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

4. What do the travelers do after disembarking from the ship?

5. What is the outcome of the meeting? What is Davidson's reaction?

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

7. What is the outcome of Davidson's visit with the governor?

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

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

10. What bad news is brought by Davidson?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Thompson is clearly a manipulative and powerful woman. Examine the woman's motives. Why do you think she was on the island? What is her back story? What was the crime she committed in San Francisco? What was the right decision made by the governor in regards to the deportation? What might happen to Thompson in the near future?

Essay Topic 2

Why did Davidson commit suicide? What was Macphail's assessment of the way in which Davidson chose to do it? What is your opinion? What other options might Davidson have exercised rather than suicide? Would there have been a less painful way to do it? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

When did Davidson begin to change? What precipitated the change? Was Davidson simply reacting to his surroundings, manipulation or ego? Explain. What did the others think of the drastic change?

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