The Beach 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 did this person toss to the main character?

2. What did Richard just accept about the Beach?

3. What labels did Richard put on a map?

4. What soft drink did Richard get?

5. What did Richard fantasize his bed on the train was?

Short Essay Questions

1. What had been Richards primary goal when he had started traveling? What were his goals, specifically?

2. Why did Richard keep an open mind when it came to Jed?

3. What did Richard realize that he would have to do when he came to the cliffs and the waterfall? What did he imagine when he had looked at the waterfall and the pool beneath?

4. What was the purpose of the lashed together branches?

5. Why had Richard initially begun traveling?

6. Why had things become awkward between Richard and the French couple?

7. Why did it surprise Richard that he had volunteered to go for the Rice Run?

8. What was the cue for Richard to call it a night?

9. What conveyed a sense or normalcy to Richard when he had woken up?

10. What did Etienne notice about the dope that they had found on the island?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Richard's character. What do his actions reveal about him? What psychological terms apply to Richard and his regard of human life and his actions? What other characters with this same psychological condition likely shared these traits with Richard and why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Jed's reconnaissance missions for Sal. Why do you think he was given these missions? Would they contribute to Jeds' alienation from the rest of the camp, or is his alienation the result of his own doing? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the shark attack. In what manner was it the start of the downfall of paradise on the beach? How did it change things for the residents of the beach, and how were things never again the same afterward?

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