Sanibel Flats Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Randy Wayne White
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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 type of bird does Ford see in the sky that reminds him of his friend, Hollins?

2. Which of the following items is not in the package Ford finds waiting for him at the Embassy?

3. What culture does the Kin Qux Cho belong to?

4. What type of music does Jessica enjoy listening to?

5. What is the name of the bank where Ford and Hollins used to meet in school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What clues does Ford search for in Tequesta after discovering Hollins's body?

2. How does Dr. Marion Ford emerge from the Presidential Palace at the opening of the novel?

3. How did Hollins treat Ford when they met years earlier in South America?

4. What major argument did President Don Jorge Balserio have with his wife for the entirety of their marriage?

5. What does Ford do with Hollins's belongings after his death?

6. Who is Jessica McClure?

7. At the opening of the novel, what type of party is sweeping through Sanibel?

8. How does President Don Jorge Balserio die?

9. What package is waiting for Ford at the American Embassy the day after he leaves the Presidential Palace?

10. How does Jessica know Rafe Hollins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The town of Sanibel, Florida is often overrun with tourists. First, describe the town of Sanibel and explain why tourists want to come. Then, describe Ford's relationship with the tourists. How does he treat them? Give examples of at least two specific scenes in the novel that you believe exemplify Ford's relationship with the tourists.

Essay Topic 2

The area called God's Eye Lake is one that is important to the investigation into Jake's disappearance as well as for the terrorists who run rampant in Masagua. First, describe the setting of God's Eye Lake. What makes this place significant in Mayan culture? Then, explain how the setting of the lake functions within the group Zacul leads. How does this place become an important setting in the search for Jake Hollins?

Essay Topic 3

The people of Masagua have an interesting history. First, describe the history that is recorded in the Kin Qux Cho. Who is allowed access to this history? Then, explain how the history of the Masagua people directly affects the plot of the novel and the life of young Jake Hollins. Be sure to cite at least two specific examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

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