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. How does Mr. Salgado treat Robert and the journalist?

2. Why does Wijetunga tell Triton that children need an education?

3. As Triton closes up the main house following the Christmas Eve dinner, who does he find together on the sofa?

4. Mr. Salgado announces to Triton that they are going to England so he can do what?

5. What do Robert and the journalist want to know when they stop by to visit Mr. Salgado?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What transformations does the household undergo after Miss Nili moves into Mr. Salgado's house?

3. Problems start to appear in the relationship between Miss Nili and Mr. Salgado, and she's in a very bad mood right before a poker party. What does she do during the party, and how does Mr. Salgado react?

4. Who is Nili?

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

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

7. How does Triton prepare for Nili's move to Mr. Salgado's house?

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

9. How does the personal transformation of Wijetunga, Mr. Salgado's work assistant, reflect the transformation taking place in Sri Lanka?

10. What does Mr. Salgado do on Christmas Eve?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Referring to specific passages from the book, explain the commentary the author makes regarding each of the following:

1. Human flaws.

2. Human resilience.

3. The persistence of hopes and dreams.

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