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. What does Davidson seem to be working on at this time?

2. Davidson contacts people in which U.S. city?

3. Strained meetings with Thompson go on for how many nights?

4. What fascinates Davidson?

5. What was Thompson's potential job?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Davidson's solution to Thompson's predicament?

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

3. Describe the encounter between Thompson and the other women. What is the result of Thompson's actions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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