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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What sound does Ford hear when he wakes up from his blackout after his visit with Pilar?
2. What reason does Ford give his interrogators as to why he is in Masagua?
3. How does Helen Hollins react when Ford shows up at her doorstep?
4. What is the name of Zacul's private chef?
5. What is the name of the drug dealer Bernstein believes has Jake Hollins?
Essay Topic 1
As a biologist, Ford has an interesting relation with fish. First, explain how Ford treats wildlife when he is out on his boat fishing. What does Ford's relationship with the wild tell the reader about his character? Then, compare Ford's treatment of wild fish to his relationship with domestic fish. What is the same about these relationships? What is different? Is there anything surprising in this comparison?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel, Ford calls on old friendships that stretch back even to high school in order to create a network of people that can feed him information when needed. First, create a list of characters Ford calls on from his past to help in his investigation into Jake's disappearance. Then, choose one relationship from Ford's past that proves to be particularly valuable in his investigation. Do you think Ford's investigation would have been a success without this character's help? Be sure to cite examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
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