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 made no sense?

2. Why is it that Sal likes Richard?

3. Why wouldn't Richard ask Gregorio about the division he felt between the camp and Sal and Bugs?

4. What did Daffy compare living with Sal and Bugs to?

5. What did Keaty want Richard to do when he had gotten back to the beach?

Short Essay Questions

1. What drew the sharks attention, and how did Richard spear it?

2. What did Bugs do to the corpse of Sammy and what was Richards' explanation for his behavior?

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

4. What did the camp do in response to Bugs' actions? What did they attempt to do to Richard?

5. What was pissing Sal off and why was Richard doing it?

6. What was the analogy Richard had made about the Gulf War?

7. Why did Richard and Keaty spike the stew and what was the result of this tampering?

8. What had made Richard feel mildly put out?

9. What plan was made in regards to Zeph and Sammy?

10. How did Bugs manage to make the opposition feel like dissenters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Sal and Daffy's relationship. What evidence is there to suggest that there was more than just friendship on their minds? Has this evidence left the reader to suspect that they may have been romantically linked? If not, is there evidence to suggest that either Sal or Daffy wanted to be more than just friends? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Sal's descent from leader to dictator. Was it likely that the rest of the camp understood or noticed the change in Sal? How or why not? Hypothesize on whether or not this had an impact on the commune's downfall.

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