The Sheltering Sky Test | Final 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. What odds does the Captain of the military hospital give for Port's likely survival?

2. How long does it take Kit to back all her belongings into shipping boxes?

3. What gift does Daoud Zozeph give to Kit with the hopes it will help cure Port?

4. What does Kit hear in the middle of the night that draws her away from Zozeph's house?

5. Who is waiting in the hotel bar, awaiting Kit's return to the States?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Othman?

2. What happens when Tunner arrives in El Ga'a with Port's passport

3. What happens when the Lyles check in to the same hotel that Tunner is staying in with Port's passport?

4. How does Port react to the news that his passport has been found?

5. Why does Belqassim decide to marry Kit?

6. How do Kit and Tunner reunite?

7. What accusations does Captain Broussard make regarding Kit's relationship with Port?

8. How does Port treat Kit when she returns home after visiting with Daoud Zozeph?

9. How does Kit escape Belqassim's clutches?

10. How do the merchants treat Kit when they reach the end of their travels?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eric Lyle and his mother prove to be important catalysts propelling change in the characters of the novel. First, describe Eric Lyle and his mother. What aspects of their characters are called into question as the novel progresses? What is the true identity of Eric and Mrs. Lyle? How does the truth about their characters come to light?

Essay Topic 2

Lieutenant D'Armagnac is a man with a very shadowed past. First, describe why the Lieutenant fell from grace in his command. Do you agree with the public's opinion of the Lieutenant? Why or why not? Then, explain how the Lieutenant's shadowed past affects the way he treats the tourists when they are in a time of need.

Essay Topic 3

Port Moresby and George Tunner have two diametrically opposed views of travel. First, describe Port Moresby's personal view of travel and compare/contrast that to George Tunner's personal view of travel. Then, explain how these opposing views of travel lend themselves to an interesting partnership between the two travelers, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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