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. 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

Compare the characters of Ferreira and Rodrigues.

1) In what ways do their morals and beliefs differ?

2) Do you agree they are one of the same person as Endo states at the end of the novel?

3) How can they help each other as they struggle to cope with life in Japan?

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

Discuss the values of 17th century Japan.

1) How different was Japanese culture from European culture in the 17th century?

2) Why did the Japanese see Christianity as a threat to their culture?

3) Does modern Japanese society share any values with 17th century Japan?

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