Tai-Pan 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. Where does the bishop say he was when the bark cured his malaria?

2. In Chapter 44, what is the only reason Dirk will allow himself to be disturbed when he returns home?

3. Who does Culum tell Dirk he will join The Noble House with?

4. Where is the bishop's palace?

5. What is Brock planning to do with Dirk when he summons him to the knoll?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Dirk takes many calculated risks throughout the course of the novel. What are the risks he takes? Are his risks wise or foolish? In other words, does Dirk succeed through luck or through shrewd business sense? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What point of view is used to tell this story? Why is it necessary to use this point of view? Would another perspective work? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

There are several instances of symbolism in Tai-Pan, such as the half coins and the relationship between Dirk and May-may. Discuss the presence of symbolism in the novel, including what the symbols are and what they stand for.

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