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 animal did Richard compare Karl to?

2. What did the group hear?

3. What was not one of the islands natural barriers?

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

5. Who will Richard tell about the rafters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Sal insinuating that Richard should do in regards to Karl?

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

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

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

5. How did Francoise know about Richard's kiss? What did she thank him for?

6. 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?

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

8. What lie did Richard tell to Christo?

9. What is killing Christo, and how could it have been prevented? Why can't Etienne find out about it?

10. How did Richard, Jed, Keaty, Francoise and Etienne get rescued? How did they make do without money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the conversations that would have likely been had with the parents of Richard and his companions upon their return from the island. Might they have sought out counseling for what they had done and seen? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Attempt to explain the camps swarming and subsequent mutilation of the bodies of the rafters. Try and provide some explanations for this bizarre and frightening behavior. How does this mark the complete and utter dissolution of the camps' social structure?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the beach and its descent from Paradise to Hell. What other descents are made throughout the book? Could these be considered some of the central themes of the book? How or why not?

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