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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 Mr. Salgado feel when Miss Nili is around?
2. What changes does Miss Nili bring about in Mr. Salgado's house?
3. Who is Palitha Aluthgoda, a prominent figure who is assassinated?
4. As Mr. Salgado drives the Land-Rover to the observatory, what does he almost hit?
5. When Miss Nili and Mr. Salgado are out one evening, Triton wonders what his life is like if he ___.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the relationship between Mr. Salgado and Miss Nili change after the Christmas Eve party?
2. When his friend, Mr. Dias Liyanage, offers Mr. Salgado a job with a foundation interested in the coral business, why is Mr. Salgado reluctant to take this job?
3. How does Triton grow and evolve from "Part I, Kolla" to "Part II, Cook's Joy" in Reef?
4. What happens after Mr. Salgado accuses Miss Nili of sleeping with Robert?
5. Explain how the ocean is used as a significant symbol in "Part III, A Thousand Fingers".
6. How does Triton prepare for Nili's move to Mr. Salgado's house?
7. Who is Nili?
8. What gift does Nili bring Triton on Christmas Eve after the dinner party?
9. Describe the tension that exists between Mr. Salgado and the journalist who comes to ask him questions about sea erosion.
10. What does Mr. Salgado do on Christmas Eve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Through young Triton's eyes, the reader views his world as filled with promise. At some point, though, the fabric that connects his life with those around him starts to unravel. Discuss in detail when and how a sense of unraveling commences in the narrative.
Essay Topic 2
Through several tense and trying episodes, Triton grows and gains new perspectives on life. Citing a specific example for each character listed, explaining how tense interactions with the following individuals help Triton to develop. What new perspectives does he gain through these difficult encounters?
1. Mr. Salgado.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Triton, the narrator, with Mr. Salgado, the main character. Explain their differences and similarities. How does the reader view the world through the lens of the narrator? How does the narrator become one of the story's main characters?
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