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. How old did the main character judge the French couple to be, at first?

2. What did Richard just accept about the Beach?

3. What biblical quote does Keaty utilize?

4. What was Richard asked if he wanted?

5. What theme song did Mr. Duck sing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gave the illusion of a confined personal area, and how was the effect spoiled?

2. What explanation did Richard offer for the shape of the island on which the Beach was located?

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 did all the people that were taken to the beach have in common? Who was the odd person out?

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

6. How did Richard feel when he had touched the walls in the room?

7. What had guaranteed that Richard would get batteries, and how had it come to pass?

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

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

10. What did Francoise and Etienne fear when they had seen Richard chatting with the Americans? Why was this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the authors reasoning for having the island community addicted to marijuana. Provide an explanation for the author's reasons for including a narcotic plantation on the island, and offer up a non-drug related alternative that might have been employed.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the beach community must remain a secret and for what reasons everyone diligently keeps that secret. What does the beach have the potential to become if it becomes exposed? How is this an undesirable outcome? Are the methods employed at keeping the secret of the beach a bit heinous in their extremity? Explain.

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