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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 do Snead and Josh, as well as Tip Durban, Josh's colleague do?

2. Who does Josh consider sending to Brazil?

3. What is the surprising clause in Troy's final will?

4. To whom is the bulk of the estate left?

5. How many legitimate children does Troy have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Nate's life in rehab and how does he feel about it?

2. Explain what happened when Nate found out the trading post where they stopped sold beer.

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

4. How did Nate feel when he first came to Brazil and why?

5. What happened to Troy's remains?

6. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?

7. What was the effect of Troy's death on the media?

8. What was Libbigail's relationship with her father like and what is she doing after his death?

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

10. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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