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

2. What color was the male German's backpack?

3. What isn't Sal's scene?

4. How long after the dissolution of the beach commune was the epilogue?

5. What was the reason for the cheering?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is it that Richard sees Keaty and Jed so frequently?

3. Why were Keaty and Jed the ones to talk to in regards to finding out more about Jesse and Cassie? Who wasn't good to talk to?

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

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

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

7. Who was reanimated by Richard and how?

8. What had Bugs done that made Richard mad?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss whether or not paradise is truly possible. What human flaws make paradise an almost impossible endeavor? Do you think it is possible for people to learn to work together indefinitely? Why or why not?

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 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.

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