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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. What term does Thompson use for alcohol?

2. How does Mrs. Davidson feel about Mr. Davidson?

3. What time of day does Mrs. Davidson spend with Mrs. Macphail telling endless tales of her experiences?

4. What is Macphail's opinion of the Davidsons?

5. What term does Thompson use for money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the general reaction of the travelers?

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

3. What do the travelers soon learn about accommodations?

4. What is Mrs. Davidson's opinion on the fashion of the natives?

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

6. Explain briefly the dangerous nature of working as a missionary.

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

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

9. What bad news is brought by Davidson?

10. Briefly describe the personality of Dr. Macphail.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Give an overview of the personality of Horn. What is unusual about the man? What about Horn contradicts the appearance the man chooses to present? What is the collective opinion of the travelers about Horn? What is Horn's status in the community?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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