Rain 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. Describe Thompson's room.

2. Describe Thompson's appearance.

3. Who believes that the natives have evil intent?

4. Who is the first to comment on Davidson's strange behavior?

5. How long is Thompson's potential sentence?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Thompson's physical change during this time.

2. What is Davidson's new proclamation regarding Thompson and her character?

3. What are Macphail's thoughts regarding the confession?

4. What is Thompson's reaction to Davidson's solution to her problem? What happens next?

5. What is Davidson's latest epiphany regarding Thompson and her reluctance to go to San Francisco?

6. What occurs on Sunday? What is Davidson's reaction?

7. What is the purpose and plan surrounding Thompson's plea to Macphail?

8. Describe the interaction between Thompson and the other travelers over the next few days.

9. What is the purpose for Macphail's visit to Thompson's room? What does he find?

10. What is Horn's forecast for the island's weather? Is this a common occurrence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain Davidson's various approaches with Thompson throughout the story. Which was the most effective? Which was the most ineffective? What could Davidson have done differently that would have changed the outcome of the story? What might you have done in Davidson's place?

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