Tarzan of the Apes Test | Mid-Book 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 Tarzan do when Clayton goes into the jungle?

2. What has Tarzan been unable to master in his lessons in Chapter 9?

3. What does Tarzan do with the locket he finds in the cabin?

4. How long has Lord Greystoke and Alice been married?

5. What does the small man who is arguing with a larger man do in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Jane saved from the lioness trying to get into the cabin?

2. Why does Tarzan remain king of the ape tribe for a while and how does he finally relinquish that position?

3. Why does Kala worry about her baby and how does Tarzan get his name?

4. How does Lord Greystoke get killed?

5. What does Tarzan do about clothing for himself?

6. What does the Greystoke couple do in Freetown and how does Lord Greystoke run afoul of a ship captain?

7. What does Tarzan do on the way back to the tribe from the village in Chapter 11 and how do the members of the tribe react to his tale?

8. At the beginning of Chapter 7, why does Tarzan return to the cabin and what does he do there?

9. How does Tarzan get arrows from the village in Chapter 10?

10. What breaks the peace around the area of Tarzan’s ape tribe in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the Tarzan series, and probably one of the bases of its appeal, runs the constant contrast between the "civilized" world of men and the "uncivilized" world of the jungle. Discuss three ways that Burroughs shows are different between the civilized world and the uncivilized world and give your opinion of which world you think is best. For example, family, education, politics, war, etc.

Essay Topic 2

Tarzan often reflects on the differences he sees between jungle creatures and civilized men. Discuss Tarzan’s opinions of jungle creatures versus men and how they live. Use examples from the book to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

The Burroughs books are escapist literature in many senses, for not only do they provide a means of escape from the harsh, real but they also celebrate an escape from the world of conventional and superficial restriction into a world of freedom and action. Discuss, in depth what is meant by the above statement. Use examples from the book to support your response.

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