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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 Rose's husband, Harry, do for a living?
2. What does Annie Taggert do for a living?
3. Which of the following activities does Joel take part in during his honeymoon?
4. What is the name of the Marburg sisters' grandfather?
5. How does Dr. Grant hear about the need at Grosse Isle?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Adam Rowley?
2. What happened to Alec Carrière on his way home from Brazil?
3. What notes does Laughlin make about disease and quarantine while he is working at Grosse Isle?
4. During the time that Adam Rowley is away, what does Laughlin spend his time discussing with Rowely's wife, Susannah?
5. Why does Joel often feel that his attention must be divided, between Zaga and someone else?
6. Who started the winery in "The Marburg Sisters" and who runs it at the time of the story's setting?
7. How do the Marburg sisters cope with their father's death?
8. Who is Jemmy Button?
9. What school subject do the Marburg sisters excel in, and how does this shape their adulthood?
10. What scientific breakthrough does Carrière make in the biologic world?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The structure and narration of the story "The Marburg Sisters" has a huge impact on the way the reader understands the confusing and sometimes convoluted story. First, describe the narration and structure styles of the story and the rhetoric effect such structural choices have on the story as a whole. Then, explain whether or not you believe Barrett's stylistic choices were successful and why. Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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