The Big Wave Test | Final 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. What is Jiya's demeanor as he surveys the Old Gentleman's castle?

2. Kino's father says that their people do not fear death because ________________________.

3. What is Jiya's demeanor since seeing the men building the house on the beach?

4. Why does Jiya never speak of his loneliness since the big wave?

5. Why does the Old Gentleman come up the hill?

Short Essay Questions

1. What requirement does Kino's father make of Jiya before he makes his decision about living with the Old Gentleman and what is Kino charged with doing regarding Jiya's decision?

2. What explanation do the two men give when Kino asks what they will do if the big wave comes back?

3. What is the reason that the Old Gentleman comes up the mountain to see Jiya?

4. What does Jiya tell the Old Gentleman about why the villagers are brave?

5. How do people in the village measure time now?

6. How does Kino spend his time during the days when Jiya is healing?

7. Why is Kino's father not surprised that Jiya is interested in Setsu?

8. What is it about the geography of where he lives that makes Kino think he and his family are unfortunate?

9. Why is Jiya so restless after seeing the men building the house on the beach and what does Kino's family know about what Jiya will do?

10. Why is Kino's father open to the offer that the Old Gentleman makes regarding Jiya?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fear takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

There are several events of foreshadowing in the story. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

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