Mid-Book 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. How many legitimate children does Troy have?
2. Who does Nate hire?
3. What is an ever-present danger?
4. To whom does Marco introduce the three men?
5. Who are Libbigail Phelan Jeter and Mary Ross Phelan?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Libbigail's relationship with her father like and what is she doing after his death?
2. What happened to Rachel's biological mother?
3. What did working five days on the Phelan will in the city prove to Nate's satisfaction?
4. What did Troy do after being certified sane and able and his family left?
5. What does Rachel see about Nate and what does she offer?
6. Why was Josh having trouble settling the estate and how was it finally settled?
7. What happened that caused Nate and Jevy to get lost within the Pantanal?
8. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?
9. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?
10. What does Nate notice about the Indian village and how does he respond to it?
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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