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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Macphail view Davidson?
2. What is Davidson's new relationship to Thompson?
3. Who is unsurprised by Davidson's actions?
4. Who do the women meet on the way?
5. Where is Thompson to be deported?
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
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 3
Macphail believes that many of Davidson's actions are more closely related to fascism than Christianity. Examine the use of religion in relation to leaders trying to get their own way and assert their authority over others. Give examples, results, and consequences.
This section contains 992 words
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