Sailor Song 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. What is the storm doing to the Cobra crew's ship?

2. Why does the actress insist on being called "Shoola"?

3. Ike is urged to let _____ take over.

4. What does Alice's letter to Ike and Greer ask?

5. Why can't Ike, Mike, and Greer catch any fish?

Short Essay Questions

1. Are the occurrences of Chapter 20 common or uncommon for Kuinak? How?

2. Why can't Mike, Greer, and Ike catch any fish?

3. By Chapter 12, how has Kuinak dramatically changed since Ike left to go to Skagway?

4. Why does Alice offer to drive Ike and Shoola home?

5. What must Ike return to at the end of Chapter 16?

6. How Is Ike's old nature returning in Chapter 20?

7. Why does Alice feel she shouldn't have reacted as she did to Mike's infidelity?

8. Why does Louise Loop believe that someone is trying to kill her?

9. Why does Shoola want to go home?

10. How does Shoola's connection with Harry contradict current-Kuinak?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nick is a crucial character in Sailor Song with varied connections to people around Kuinak before he arrived for the movie. Discuss Nick's presence, his role as the antagonist, and how he furthers the interconnectedness and mystery of the book.

Essay Topic 2

Despite much of the action in Sailor Song, the truth is infrequently stated; it is merely alluded to. Discuss how the withholding of truth about one's history functions as subplots to this book and Kesey's statements on humanity.

Essay Topic 3

Mystery surrounds the characters in Sailor Song, from their history to true motives. This is strongest in Alice and Ike, Foxcorp, and even in subtle dynamics like Shoola and Harry. Discuss mystery as a sub-narrative in Sailor Song and how it drives and suspends situations, relationships, and the reader's experiences.

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