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
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.
Essay Topic 2
Nate was running from his problems by going on the business trip. He realized very quickly that no matter how far he ran his past would always follow.
1. Running from problems by going somewhere else is called a "geographic cure." Discuss what do you think this means.
2. Do you believe taking the geographic cure is a good idea or a bad idea? Why or why not? Could it be different depending on the circumstance?
3. Discuss two situations that might respond well to a geographic cure and two that wouldn't be helped with on.
Essay Topic 3
American media is predictable in nature. The more sensational a story the more attention it attracts. Troy Phelan had few friends and no one really grieved over his death, yet it received a lot of publicity.
1. Do you think the media makes too much of celebrities? Why or why not?
2. Explain why you think Troy Phelan's money was what made him interesting, not him as a person.
3. Why do you think Troy had few friends? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
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