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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. Which of the following statements does not describe Zacul in Ford's first impression of him?
2. What does Ford hit Hollins in the face with as he exits Jessica's house?
3. What type of animal lives in swarms around Riviera's house?
4. In what room of the house does Ford see Hollins making love to Jessica?
5. Who follows Ford when he drives away from Helen Hollins's house, warning him to stay away from Sandy Key?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of documentation does Ford bring with him to Costa Rica?
2. What relationship does Ford have with Durell?
3. What happens when a mortar explodes near the dock where Zacul has docked his boat?
4. What happens when Ford goes to Jessica's to visit with her after returning home from Masagua?
5. Why are Zacul's prison camps so full?
6. How does Helen, Hollins's ex-wife, treat Ford when he arrives at her doorstep?
7. What reason does Ford give to Zacul as to why he is in Masagua?
8. How and why does Ford test Tomlinson's honesty while they are traveling through Costa Rica?
9. How does the judge in Sandy Key treat Ford when he hears Ford is searching for Jake Hollins?
10. What is Ford's reaction to Hollins's funeral?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, Ford has to manipulate many people in order to get information he wants. Choose one scene in which Ford uses manipulation to get ahead. Who does he manipulate? Why? Then, compare this scene of manipulation with another scene of manipulation. Is Ford always successful in his manipulations? Where did he learn this skill?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Zacul is a dangerous character interested in preserving only one thing: himself. First, describe Zacul physically. According to the text, what conclusions can one make about Zacul's character simply by looking at him? Are these conclusions usually true? Be sure to choose at least two scenes from the novel that exemplify Zacul's character and describe them, strengthening your argument.
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