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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. Why are they having trouble navigating the river?
2. What does Ramble's lawyer urge Ramble to do?
3. What creates a media frenzy?
4. Where does Nate think Rachel is?
5. Why is Ramble an exception in the will?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Nate end up in a farm in Brazil?
2. What happened to Rachel's biological mother?
3. What happened to Troy's remains?
4. What did Hark Getty see as a benefit to being Rex's lawyer? Why did he have a strong motivation to do his best?
5. What did Nate do on Christmas day in Brazil?
6. With whom did Nate talk on his way to Brazil and why only them?
7. What kind of shape was Troy Junior, Ramble, Geena and Rex in following his death?
8. How does Nate feel about going to Brazil?
9. Why would Josh consider sending Nate to Brazil to find the Phelan heir?
10. What happened that caused Nate and Jevy to get lost within the Pantanal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In his delirium, Nate was convinced that Rachel had come to visit him. He heard her voice, saw her face, and was reassured that he would not succumb to this illness. Rachel seemed to know that God had planned a future for Nate. He returned to sleep and awoke after the fever broke.
1. Do you think Rachel actually visited Nate while he was delirious? Why or why not?
2. Do you think it is possible that Rachel knew Nate was ill and actually visited him in spirit to heal him? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Nate focused on a woman, Rachel, he barely knew while he was ill?
Essay Topic 2
Unlike Rachel, Nate does want to return to the United States. She reminds him about what is good in life and offers encouragement. Their interactions leave Nate wanting to be a better man. This inner drive will eventually manifest itself as he overcomes his habits.
1. Why do you think Rachel would make Nate want to be a better man?
2. Do you think it is possible in the real world for someone who has messed up his/her life so badly to meet a person and all of a sudden want to turn his/her's life around? Why or why not?
3. Do you think a person has to have some sort of inner drive in order to change his/her life? What do you think is the inner drive in Nate?
Essay Topic 3
Chapter 13 marked the end of Nate's sobriety. He appears to be in a state of self-denial. He is thankful to be alive yet celebrates by drowning himself in alcohol.
1. Why do you think Nate started drinking again after surviving the plane crash?
2. Discuss what is meant by self-denial.
3. Do you think Nate would have started drinking again if the plane crash had not occurred? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
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