The Narrow Road to the Deep North Test | Final Test - Hard

Richard Flanagan
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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. Where is the Goanna held before his execution in Section 4, Chapter 8?

2. What does Nakamura see on the table in the room with the young prostitute in Section 4, Chapter 1?

3. Who is among the witnesses against the Goanna during his trial?

4. What is described in the newspaper clipping enclosed in Dorrigo's letter in Section 5, Chapter 18?

5. In Section 5, Chapter 5, Tomokawa laments that soldiers were punished as war criminals for the atrocities visited on some prisoners while the crimes against whom were ignored?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tomokawa remark about the war and the treatment of prisoners in Section 5, Chapter 5?

2. How does John Menadue describe his visit to Les Whittle's widow in Section 4, Chapter 11?

3. How is the significance of Jimmy Bigelow's bugle revealed in Section 5, Chapter 14? What happens to the bugle?

4. Where is Nakamura living in the beginning of Section 4, Chapter 1? How are his circumstances described?

5. How is Dorrigo's death described in Section 5, Chapter 17? Where does he die?

6. How are the lives of the POWs described after they return home from the war in Section 4, Chapter 4?

7. What are Amy's current circumstances like in Section 5, Chapter 10?

8. How is the setting of Chagi's P Hall described in Section 4, Chapter 8?

9. What is revealed in the letter for Dorrigo from Ella in Section 5, Chapter 18?

10. What stops Colonel Kota from beheading Darky in Section 3, Chapter 15?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Amy and Ella in the novel. How are Amy and Ella different? How are they similar? What attracts Dorrigo to each of these women?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the character of Darky Gardiner in the novel. Where has Darky been discussed prior to his introduction? What has been said about Darky? How old is Darky when he first meets Dorrigo? What does Darky look like?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the characters of Dorrigo and Tom Evans in the novel. How old is Dorrigo in his first memory? What importance do you think this recollection has to the plot of the novel? What is Dorrigo’s relationship like with Tom? How do both of these characters evolve in the course of the narrative?

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