Reef 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. For the holidays, what does Mr. Salgado bring home for the first time ever?

2. Why does Mr. Salgado start to ignore marine-related projects that used to captivate him?

3. Why does Triton wish Miss Nili would come by the house more often?

4. When Triton goes back to the kitchen as holiday dinner guests start to leave, how does he feel?

5. What does Miss Nili do after she and Mr. Salgado return from the inauguration party?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Triton grow and evolve from "Part I, Kolla" to "Part II, Cook's Joy" in Reef?

2. What gift does Nili bring Triton on Christmas Eve after the dinner party?

3. What happens after Mr. Salgado accuses Miss Nili of sleeping with Robert?

4. How does the relationship between Mr. Salgado and Miss Nili change after the Christmas Eve party?

5. Despite his misgivings, Mr. Salgado accepts the job offered to him by his friend, Mr. Dias Liyanage. How does this affect Triton?

6. During the festive dinner party at his home with Miss Nili and several other distinguished guests, what does Mr. Salgado talk about?

7. 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?

8. Describe the tension that exists between Mr. Salgado and the journalist who comes to ask him questions about sea erosion.

9. How does Triton feel about the sea?

10. Describe the trip Mr. Salgado, Mr. Liyanage, and Triton take to the observatory.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the major themes in Reef is the following: "Regardless of our efforts, change is inevitable." Using three specific examples from the book, show how the author carries this theme through.

Essay Topic 2

Although he starts out without any cooking skills, Triton evolves into an accomplished chef. Analyze how this culinary evolution mirrors Triton's personal transformation with respect to his self-esteem, confidence, and self-perception.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relationship between Miss Nili and Triton. How does she try to help him? How does Triton respond? Does he have a secret crush on her? Why or why not? How do his thoughts about her evolve as he grows?

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