The Last American Man Test | Mid-Book 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. 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

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Schiele Museum of Natural History in North Carolina with two other similar museums. Try to choose at least one in your region. Discuss exhibits, education, and other offerings in the museums' various programs.

Essay Topic 3

Gilbert says that Conway has never been able to succeed at love or to realize his dream of having 13 children, mostly due to his way of life and attitudes. Compare and contrast Donna, Patience and Ashley. How did the women fit into Conway's life? What caused the end of the relationship? What were the women's opinions at the end?

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