Ship Fever 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 "The Littoral Zone" refer to?

2. Which of the following facts does Linnaeus struggle to remember about his daughter, Sophia?

3. What did the neighborhood believe was Tati's motivation in the violent attack?

4. Which of Linneaus' students was likely known as the titular "English Pupil"?

5. When they returned home, how did Jonathan and Ruby's families react to meeting each other?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Juliet die, and what is Christopher's reaction to the death?

2. Who is Sebastian Dunitz and how does he affect Antonia and RIchard's marriage?

3. How did Antonia's life change in the 1970s?

4. Who is Catherine, and what relationship does she have to Sara Anne?

5. What is the emotional state of Jonathan and Ruby's relationship at the end of the story - when they are both in their fifties?

6. What does Christopher find attractive about Juliet?

7. When is the story "The English Pupil" set?

8. What clues does the text give as to Richard's age?

9. What type of relationship does Linnaeus have with his family - his wife and his children?

10. Who is The English Pupil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the story "The Behavior of Hawkweeds" how do genetics play a role in understanding the lives of the characters? What symbols are produced through the comparison of the hawkweed genetics and the life of immigrants in America? Do you think this symbol is successful? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

In the story "The English Pupil" the main character is a retired scientist on the cusp of death. What concerns does Carl Linnaeus have about his legacy after death? What major symbolism can be found in the story to support the theme of personal legacy? How do Linnaeus' relationships - both familial and academic - support the themes created through imagery? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

In the story "Birds with no Feet" two scientists, Carrière and Wallace, are competing for historic fame and wealth. First, describe the work that these scientists do. Then, explain which scientist achieved higher success, and why you believe they were as a successful as they were. How did this competition affect the scientists as partners and as individuals? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

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