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. How does Davidson view Thompson?

2. What about Thompson has supposedly changed?

3. From what does Davidson suffer?

4. Where does everyone else go?

5. Who believes that the natives have evil intent?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Macphail's visit to the governor.

4. How has Davidson's opinion of Thompson changed? Why?

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

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

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

8. What happens the night before Thompson is due to leave the island for San Francisco?

9. What is the governor's opinion of Davidson?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Describe the main setting in the story, the final destination, and any unusual occurrences that happen on the way. How might the story have turned out differently if the measles outbreak had not occurred?

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