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. What does Larsen philosophize about?

2. Who does the narrator say Larsen is worse off than?

3. What do the crew spot in the water?

4. What does Brewster urge Hump to do?

5. What does the narrator say he is suffering from?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Hump's presumptions about Larsen prove embarrassing in chapter 7?

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

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

4. Describe what a slop chest is.

5. How does London use the biting in chapter 21 as a metaphor?

6. How does Larsen behave after the mutiny?

7. How does Hump fee about Maude Brewster?

8. How is Death Larsen more powerful than his brother's boat?

9. What does Hump realize is the only factor considered aboard the ship?

10. How is Larsen's cruel nature illustrated in this chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the Ghost ship and its layout. Choose one of ship scene from the book and discuss how the setting contributes to the meaning of the scene.

Essay Topic 3

What difference do you think Brewster's introduction makes to the story? What do you would of happened if Brewster was not introduced into the story?

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