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The Last American Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gilbert compares Conway as being as savvy as anyone on/in ____________.



2. Which is not among the items Conway gifted to Valarie?



3. Which is not one of the animals acquired on the cross country trip?



4. Gilbert recounts one of Conway's lectures given to a room full of people that looked and acted like _______________.



5. Conway attempted to prove to the man that he was some type of ________________.



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Conway become disenchanted with his work at Turtle Island?



2. Discuss the pros and cons of Conway's blossoming celebrity.



3. Explain the conversation regarding the building of a snowman.



4. Discuss the family life of the Chief.



5. What caused the relationship between Little Eustace and Big Eustace to be healed, even if only marginally?



6. How old was Conway when he set out on his own for the first time?



7. Discuss the juxtaposition of Conway's appearance and lifestyle.



8. What is Gilbert's observation about Conway's life at Turtle Island and the message he often fails to deliver?



9. Eustace Conway has become famous for what activities?



10. What are Conway's memories of his first trips into the woods as a child? What did Conway's parents teach him?



Essay Topics

Conway spent time during college learning how to better cope with the weather in addition to sharpening his hunting skills. What do you think prompted Conway to do these things? Why would Conway need to sharpen these skills if he had already spent so much time in the outdoors? Do you think something had changed? What animals and terrain would Conway typically face on a routine basis? Are any of the animals unusual or exotic? What is the weather in that area of the state? Explain the seasons. How might the conditions be different if Conway had been in a low lying area? How has the area changed since the founding of Turtle Island Preserve?

Write a 1000 word essay on Turtle Island Preserve. Include the site's history and information on Conway but focus mainly on the statistics of the site, the programs offered there, its success rate, etc. What are Conway's goals? Have those goals been changed, met or exceeded? Where do you think Turtle Preserve will be 5 -10 years from now? Explain.

Donna and Patience both noted that as Conway got older he began to exhibit more and more behaviors he despised in his father. What were the behaviors? Were the behaviors negative or were they displeasing to Conway alone? How would you feel about those behaviors? Which, if any, would bother you the most? What were the main complaints of Donna and Patience? How do you think Conway would have reacted if the women had pointed out Conway's actions? Do you think he would recognize those attitudes and actions or would he, as Patience said, be ready to put a gun to his head? Do you think it is common for children to grow up to exhibit the same behaviors as their children even if the children hated the attitudes and actions of the parents? Explain.

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