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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 is requested in the will?

2. What was Nate's problem after being released from the rehab program?

3. What is the opening scene of Chapter 10?

4. Who are Libbigail Phelan Jeter and Mary Ross Phelan?

5. What is difficult about getting to the Pantanal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was the reading of Troy Phelan's will considered to be of interest?

2. How did Josh try to assure that Nate would do as he was told?

3. What happened to Rachel's biological mother?

4. What happened that caused Nate and Jevy to get lost within the Pantanal?

5. What did Jevy do when Nate didn't show up at the boat?

6. Why would Josh consider sending Nate to Brazil to find the Phelan heir?

7. What do Nate and Jevy discuss as they float on the river and how does Nate feel about it?

8. What did Hark Getty see as a benefit to being Rex's lawyer? Why did he have a strong motivation to do his best?

9. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?

10. How did Nate end up in a farm in Brazil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rachel's character is introduced in chapter twenty-six and further developed in chapter twenty-seven. She is not like any of the other characters in the book. She is entirely unmotivated by money and not interested in worldly possessions. Nate has never met anyone like her before.

1. Do you think it is realistic of the author to portray Rachel as so saintly? Why or why not?

2. Do you believe anyone would turn down billions of dollars? Why or why not?

3. Do you think that Nate will find what he is looking for by getting to know Rachel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Realizing that Father Phil had also made large changes late in life helped Nate to feel even more comfortable with Phil. Additionally, the physical labor was a good distraction and gave Nate a healthy way to spend his days. Without the work at the church, his ample spare time could have been detrimental to his rehabilitation.

1. Why do you think Father Phil's making changes in his life at an older age made it more comfortable for Nate to talk with him?

2. Explain why physical labor could be good for a recovering alcoholic.

3. Why do you think too much spare time would have been detrimental to Nate's rehabilitation?

Essay Topic 3

Now that he was sober and honestly examining his life, he had to come to terms with his faults. He caused the poor relations that he now experienced with his family. He knew that he would not be received warmly but he hoped to begin again and earn their trust and affection.

1. Do you think it's possible for a long term alcoholic or addict to regain family or friend trust? Why or why not?

2. Imagine one of your siblings was an addict and had lied to you, stolen from you, gotten you in trouble and ignored you except when he/she needed something. Explain what it would take for you to ever trust them again if they came to you and told you they had reformed.

3. Do you think Nate should try to repair his relationships with his children or should just bless them and let them go? Why or why not?

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