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 16, how long does it take Crusoe and Friday using rollers to get their boat into the water?

4. In Chapter 20 after the bear is killed, when do Crusoe and his group enter the woods?

5. What is the weather like in Chapter 20?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 16, why does Friday look grave and sad when Crusoe tells him he will make a boat and take Friday back to his country?

2. In Chapter 19, what does Crusoe learn has happened to his plantation in Brazil?

3. In Chapter 17, what does Crusoe learn from the Spaniard that he and Friday rescued?

4. How does Friday kill a bear in Chapter 20?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Crusoe finds a footprint in the sand in Chapter 11. Why is he afraid to find a footprint when he has longed for human companionship? How does Crusoe begin to behave after finding the footprint, and are his fears rational or irrational?

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, some characters are more thoroughly described than others. Who are some characters that are merely named in passing or have a minor role in the novel? What is the importance of these flat characters to the story line? In what way do these characters make Crusoe a more colorful or interesting character? When there is conflict, what type of role do these flat characters play?

Essay Topic 3

Crusoe abhors the behavior of the cannibals, but he is not sure that it is his place to punish them. Why does Crusoe hesitate to punish the criminals, and what does his decision to leave them alone reveal about Crusoe’s belief in divine retribution?

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