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. Davidson attempts to use which of the following as a tool for persuasion?

2. What fascinates Davidson?

3. Who complains to Horn about the loud music?

4. Who do the women meet on the way?

5. How does Macphail view Davidson?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the main activity in the house over the next four days?

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

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

7. Why does Thompson meet with the governor? What is the outcome?

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

9. What is the outcome of the meeting? What is Davidson's reaction?

10. What is Macphail's reaction to the interaction between Davidson and Thompson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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