The Sea-Wolf Test | Mid-Book 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. Who interrupts Brewster and Hump's conversation?

2. What does the narrator say his task is during the slaughter of the seals?

3. Where was Brewster's ship heading for?

4. What does Larsen ask the cook to be careful of?

5. What does Larsen ask Hump to do in exchange for not killing Leach and Johnson?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Larsen behave after the mutiny?

2. How does Hump fee about Maude Brewster?

3. Why does Larsen think life is without value?

4. Why does Hump think that Brewster needs protecting?

5. Describe Hump.

6. In what ways does Hump compare the sailors to women?

7. How is chapter 14 a major turning point in the narrative?

8. How does Hump take to the rest of the crew?

9. In what way does Hump admire Johnson?

10. Why do you think Brewster so readily agrees to Hump's suggestion that she stays with Larsen to keep him calm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the novel London shows how important it is to work as a member of a team. Discuss the importance of teamwork. What are the differences between leaders and followers? How can a team work well with a variety of individuals? Do you think the crew on the Ghost work well together?

Essay Topic 2

London uses a number characters from different areas of the world including Scandinavia, Hawaii, USA and Britain.

How accurate do you think London's representations of these cultures are? Do you think he subverts stereotypes? Are some representations more negative or positive than others?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the differences between self-learning and formal education.

1) Which in your opinion is the more valuable method of learning and why?

2) Do you think Larsen and Hump learn from each others very different upbringings. Support your answer with two examples from the book.

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