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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. What game did the insurgents play with Michael's younger sister Susan when they came to Rock Hill?
2. How old did Michael believe his mother was when she met Mervyn?
3. What did Francis de Saram hold in his hand as he died?
4. In what region of Ceylon was Jaffna located?
5. How old was Michael when he realized he had slipped past a childhood he had ignored and not understood?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Michael dream on page 27?
2. Under what condition, did a friend tell Michael that he seemed to know exactly what he wanted?
3. What were the occupations of Simon Ondaatje and his brothers?
4. What was Mervyn like when his dipsomania would recur?
5. How did Michael eat the curry he had for lunch at the old governor's home?
6. What would people do after the races were over for the day?
7. Why was Noel Gratiaen sent down from Oxford after his first year?
8. What transpired when Simon Ondaatje and his brothers would gather on Sunday mornings?
9. What did Lalla look like when she was at the racetrack?
10. What myth was told about thalagoya?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Michael wrote that his life was shaped by what went on before him. Discuss why Michael believed his life was shaped by what went on before him.
Essay Topic 2
Michael told how snakes littered the family home at Rock Hill. Discuss snakes and their behavior in Ceylon and Rock Hill.
Essay Topic 3
Michael described his paternal grandfather and his uncle. Compare Philip Ondaatje and Aelian Ondaatje.
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