The Mountain Between Us Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Charles Martin
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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. To what does Ben compare the snow on the evergreen trees in Chapter 22?

2. How many miles did Ben drive the moving truck from Denver to Jacksonville, according to his narrative in Chapter 12?

3. What is the name of Grover's dog?

4. What is Ben's main specialty as a doctor?

5. How many of the small trout is Ashley able to eat when Ben returns to the plane in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ben manage to kill the mountain lion?

2. What role does running play in the narrative?

3. What injuries does Ashley sustain in the plane crash?

4. How does Ben attend to Ashley's injuries after the crash?

5. What led to the physical fight between Ben and his father?

6. What is the signficance of the gift that Rachel gave to Ben on their honeymoon?

7. Describe the setting, mood, and tone of the novel that is illustrated in the Prelude. How does the author establish this mood and tone?

8. Why is Ashley in the airport in the beginning of the novel? What is her objective?

9. What does Ben discern about their situation once he makes it to the crest of the mountain on which the plane crashed?

10. How is Ben's father described in the narrative?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the events that lead up to the plane crash in the novel. Where are the main characters traveling? Why are they traveling in this manner? What causes the crash?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbol/motif of the jigsaw puzzle in The Mountain Between Us. What does the puzzle symbolize? Why? How does the completion of the puzzle change its symbolism?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's use of imagery and symbolism in The Mountain Between Us. What are examples of similes and metaphors employed by the author? How do these literary devices help the reader gain insight into the setting and characters in the story?

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