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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. Who is the first person Ford sees after waking from his blackout?
2. How does Helen Hollins react when Ford shows up at her doorstep?
3. Who follows Ford when he drives away from Helen Hollins's house, warning him to stay away from Sandy Key?
4. What is the name of the massive aristocratic house with wrought iron fences?
5. What city does Ford swear he called right before his abduction?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of documentation does Ford bring with him to Costa Rica?
2. Why are Zacul's prison camps so full?
3. What happens when a mortar explodes near the dock where Zacul has docked his boat?
4. What condition is Jake Hollins in when Ford finally finds him?
5. How does Zacul react when he sees that many of his guards are falling ill?
6. How does Jessica react when she hears about Ford and Dr. Braun-Richards?
7. What type of studying does Tomlinson do in preparation for his meeting with Zacul?
8. What celebratory meal does Ford prepare for Zacul on his first night in the prison?
9. Why does General Suarez burst into Ford's hotel room in Masagua?
10. What is Ford's reaction to Hollins's funeral?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hollins's funeral is an event that highlights the way Rafe Hollins lived his life while he was alive. First, create a list of characters that were present at Hollins's funeral. Then, describe the general mood of the funeral. Was it as somber and respectful as one might expect from a funeral? Finally, describe the ceremony in which Hollins's family scattered his ashes. What did this event signify about the relationship between Hollins and his family?
Essay Topic 2
When Jake Hollins is kidnapped his parents react very differently to the terrible news. First, describe Rafe Hollins's reaction to the news that his son is missing. Then, compare that to Helen Hollins' reaction. How do both of the parents treat Ford during his investigation into their son's disappearance? Based on these reactions, do you think Jake Hollins has any hope of living in a happy family upon his return?
Essay Topic 3
Although Jake Hollins is relatively absent from the pages of the novel as a whole, he could be considered one of the most important characters in the story. First, describe Jake Hollins and his relationship with Ford. Do you think Jake should be considered one of the most important characters in the novel? Choose at least two specific scenes from the novel to strengthen your argument.
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