Silence Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is outside the priests' hut in this chapter?

2. Where do the priests decide Rodrigues will go in this chapter?

3. For what is a person rewarded 100 pieces of silver?

4. Why is it difficult to find a Japanese person in Macao?

5. What is the nationality of the boat crew?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rodrigues react to the sound of his jailer snoring?

2. Why is Rodrigues transported in a covered caravan?

3. Why is there distrust among Christian villagers?

4. How do the priests show their innocence in Chapter 1?

5. Summarize the story of Silence.

6. What does Janassen note in his journals?

7. How does Kichijiro agree to help the two priests?

8. Describe the storm at the beginning of Chapter 2.

9. What ultimatum does the samurai give Rodrigues in Chapter 5?

10. From what does the snoring sound come?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The novel is set mostly in Japan.

1) What meaning does Japan bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in Japan?

2) How different do you think today's Japan is to the Japan in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's Japan?

3) How do you think the Japanese settings contribute to the novel's spiritual meaning?

Essay Topic 2

Silence is a famous and popular book which has greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book written after Silence that you think was influenced by the novel and discuss its similarities in terms of

a) plot

b) character

c) themes

Essay Topic 3

Use the following statement to write a 500-word essay: While Endo looks at the persecution of Japanese Christians, the book fails to address why the Japanese government was against Christianity.

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