The Beach Test | Final Test - Hard

Alex Garland
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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 isn't Sal's scene?

2. What did Richard attempt to shove in that person's mouth?

3. What had Francoise asked for?

4. How did Richard fix Francoise and Etienne's drunkenness?

5. What is Richards' problem with seeing Mr. Duck in the daylight?

Short Essay Questions

1. How long did Richard's frustration last in regards to the world and Koh Phangan?

2. How did Richard become comfortable regarding Mr. Duck's presence in the daylight?

3. Who argued on behalf of the rafters and what was the outcome? Why didn't Richard prevent this outcome?

4. What had made Keaty feel really bad about the squid giving people food poisoning?

5. Zeph and Sammy made several mistakes on their way to the commune. What were they? What was the biggest mistake the rafting group made?

6. What was the pool a substitute for?

7. What had Bugs done that made Richard mad?

8. What was irritating in regards to Bug's competitive streak?

9. Who was reanimated by Richard and how?

10. What things did Richard note in the asides about of the Swedes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discern a reason why Richard suddenly seemed to have a lack of interest in Francoise towards the end of the novel. Compare the amount of time Richard chooses to reflect upon Francoise and think about her towards the end of the novel. How might this be considered a precursor for his own downfall?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Richards more gory fantasies that occur throughout the book. What is this fascination with the violence in his own mind indicative of? Explain if this makes Richard a threat or an ally.

Essay Topic 3

Attempt to explain Sal's lying for Richard. What might she have hoped to gain in her lie? What is revealed about her in the following chapters, Karl runs away? How might this tie into Sal covering for Richard?

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