Silence Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. On what kind of animal is Rodrigues placed?

2. What usually precedes the final procession?

3. What do the two priests talk about?

4. Where are the peasants forced to work?

5. What is the name of the samurai with whom Rodrigues is talking?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Endo was a Catholic. Using two examples from the novel, discuss the ways the story reflects Endo's beliefs and the problems he may have faced as a part of a minority group.

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

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?

(see the answer keys)

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