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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 does Mehring take as he walks across the compound?
2. To what does Mehring compare getting his leg stuck, pulling to get it out, and then it just coming free?
3. What does Mehring send Jacobus down to do?
4. What do the father and son at the store immediately do when they see Mehring?
5. With what is Mehring charged, regarding the young girl on the plane?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why can the orange river lilies now be seen?
2. How does the disaster affect Mehring?
3. After speaking to Jacobus, what does Mehring wonder?
4. Why is Jalal's father upset with what his son is painting?
5. Describe Mehring's thoughts about his son and Antonia's hypocrisy.
6. Who does Mehring run into as he is getting coffee? What does he find shocking about this girl?
7. What is Jalal painting?
8. What does the disaster mentioned in this chapter do to the land and people?
9. How is Mehring only charged with "interfering" with the girl and can easily make the issue disappear?
10. What can be found at the laborers' celebration?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The laborers have a celebration.
Part 1) Describe the celebration.
Part 2) Does Mehring take part in the celebration? Why or why not?
Part 3) Why is a celebration good for the laborers?
Essay Topic 2
Mehring finds a pamphlet for supporting homosexuality in his son's backpack.
Part 1) Describe Mehring's reaction to finding this information.
Part 2) What evidence can be found in the book to support the fact that Terry may be a homosexual?
Part 3) Does Mehring have the right to look through his son's backpack? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Mehring is the protagonist in this book.
Part 1) Describe Mehring.
Part 2) How does his character change throughout the book?
Part 3) Compare and contrast Mehring at the beginning of the book to Mehring at the end.
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