Robinson Crusoe 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 Crusoe kill one of the men who follow the escapee in Chapter 14?

2. How much time does it take Crusoe to fence in the first piece of land that he finds in Chapter 12 for his goats?

3. In Chapter 18, how many mutineers come from the ship when no one responds to their shots?

4. What is Friday doing when a bear comes from the woods?

5. In Chapter 14, after the long absence of cannibals from Crusoe's island, how many men have arrived?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 17, why is Crusoe cautious about rescuing the other men who are living with the cannibals and what does he do about it?

2. Who do Crusoe and Friday rescue and how in Chapter 16?

3. In Chapter 19, how and why do two men who were left on the island get to the ship?

4. In Chapter 18, when a boat comes from the ship, what does the captain comment about the men in the boat?

5. What type of companions are they and how long do Poll and the dog from the ship live with Crusoe?

6. In Chapter 20, when Crusoe and his group come to the town where they are to lodge, what is the situation there?

7. When Crusoe leaves the island in Chapter 19, what does he take with him?

8. Why is Will Atkins not given quarter when Crusoe, the captain, and the others capture the men who come onshore from the ship in a boat?

9. In Chapter 15, why is the first year with Friday one of the most pleasant Crusoe has spent on the island?

10. Why does the Spaniard suggest that Crusoe wait six months before rescuing the Spaniard's comrades?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Crusoe sells Xury to the captain of the ship that rescues him. How would you describe the relationship between the two men, and what does their relationship reveal about the attitude toward non-whites in the seventeenth century?

Essay Topic 2

After being on the island for a time, Crusoe examines the pros and cons of his life. What is revealed about good and evil and Crusoe’s outlook on life through his list of pros and cons?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is an adventure story, but also an account of Crusoe’s spiritual journey. In what ways is the novel an allegory, and why can it be viewed as a spiritual allegory?

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