Silence Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rodrigues convince the guard to give him?

2. On whose image was Rodrigues forced to step?

3. What word best describes Rodrigues' prison cell?

4. Who does Rodrigues ask for an explanation?

5. What is Jonassen's nationality?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Silence is part of the historical fiction genre.

1) What are the conventions of the historical fiction genre in terms of character, language and plot?

2) In what way did Silence help to set the template for similar novels? Do modern novels still use the ideas used in Silence?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Endo use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the novel's characterization. How well drawn do you think Endo's characters are? Select one of the minor characters such as Ferreira and discuss how much you know about his background. In what ways does Endo provide the reader with information about that character?

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