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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 many workers are killed on the Ship while it is being built?
2. Who is Erasmus' cousin?
3. Which weapon is presented in Book One, Part Two, Chapter 14?
4. Who almost attacks Libby in Book One, Part Three?
5. Whose conflict is the cast of the play discussing in Book One, Part Four?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens between Deakin, Calley, and Libby in Book One, Part Three?
2. Is Erasmus allowed to propose to Sarah? What happens afterward?
3. Why does Thurso not want his crew members to mistreat any of the men on the Ship right away?
4. Name two men who are convinced to join the crew of the Liverpool Merchant at the last minute.
5. What does Paris' view of evolution have to do with his imprisonment?
6. How do readers discover how Sarah feels about Erasmus?
7. What do we learn about Paris' wife in Book One, Part One?
8. Describe what happens in Book One, Part One, when Erasmus gets to the Wolperts' home.
9. Why does Thurso have James Wilson flogged?
10. How is Thurso characterized in Book One, Part Two?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the purpose of a foil in literature? Describe one character in Unsworth's novel that you believe is a foil of another character. Why do you think that Unsworth may have created characters in his work that emphasize each others' qualities?
Essay Topic 2
Identify the concept of a metaphor. Describe the metaphor in the first parts of Unsworth's book used by Erasmus in relation to his feelings for Sarah and his father's death. Why does Unsworth decide to include that type of metaphor in his book?
Essay Topic 3
The Liverpool Merchant is a significant part of Unsworth's story. What does the ship symbolize? What similarities can you give between the Ship and characters' qualities, or the events in the book?
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