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 has happened to the town since Ike's been gone?

2. After the funeral, what does Shoola offer Ike to console his loss?

3. Why do Ike, Mike, and Greer have to return to town?

4. What are people's reactions to Ike's speech?

5. What does Nell discover under the production building?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Alice's opinion of her husband's fidelity?

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

4. What is changing about the movie?

5. How has Ike let the people of Kuinak down?

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

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

8. How has the Underdog Club failed?

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

10. How did Nick become successful in Hollywood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are three critical storms in Sailor Song: the two in Kuinak and the one in Shoola and the Sea Lion. These three storms draw many parallels with each other and incite different elements of the story and struggle. Discuss the use of storms in the book as a common thread and accelerator.

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

Reverend Greener and Ike are paralleled in their desire for social reform. However, Ike is no longer an activist and lies at the opposite end of the spectrum from Rev. Greener. Discuss the use of these opposing men in a common interest and what we learn about humanity, the future, and Ike through this relationship.

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