Tales of the South Pacific 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 ceremony takes place on the island of Vanicoro?

2. Why are the men stuck for a couple of days on the island of Bougainville?

3. How do the men spend Christmas Day?

4. During this frantic period of time the men are working _______ hours each week.

5. Where does Joe take Liat to lunch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Lt. Joe Cable?

2. Who is Achilles Barzan and why is he a fugitive?

3. Who is Latouche Barzan and what is her relationship with Bus Adams?

4. Why is Joe conflicted by his orders to shut down Bloody Mary's trading post?

5. How does Joe accept Liat's marriage to Benoit?

6. What is the sacred pig ceremony that the men partake in?

7. What is Pearlstein's strategy to complete the airstrip?

8. What job is Commander Hoag ordered to complete on the tiny island of Konora?

9. Why do Bus and Tony want to make a stop on the island of Luana Pori?

10. How is Bus overthrown for Tony Fry in Latouche's affections?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Tony Fry. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Tony?

Essay Topic 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in the stories. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the stories that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Michener is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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