Silence Test | Final 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 Ferreira say he could not take anymore?

2. What does the woman offer Rodrigues to eat?

3. To whom does Rodrigues compare Kichijiro?

4. Who is following Rodrigues as he is paraded through the streets?

5. Where do the guards eat?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why can Rodrigues and Ferreira no longer get along?

3. What does the samurai say has happened to Ferreira?

4. Describe Rodrigues' meeting with the five samurai.

5. Why is Rodrigues transported in a covered caravan?

6. What happens to the elderly man in Chapter 6?

7. What does Rodrigues think when Kichijiro brings him rice?

8. Describe the reappearance of Kichijiro in Chapter 6.

9. What is Yokose-no-Ura?

10. Why did Ferreira decide to apostatize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the history of Christianity in Japan.

1) Who brought Christianity into Japan and how did the Japanese initially react to the religion?

2) Why were Christians persecuted in the 17th century?

3) What role does Christianity play in modern day Japan?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the novel's dialogue. How does Endo's dialogue contribute to the following areas:

1) Character

2) Setting

3) Plot

Essay Topic 3

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

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