Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Troy has finished all the business he wants to do, what does he do?
2. How does Hark think he'll get rich?
3. Why does Jevy have to rock the boat?
4. Why do they shed tears?
5. Who continually calls the Stafford Law Firm?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was the only person who knew where Rachel was living?
2. What does Rachel see about Nate and what does she offer?
3. What did Rex decide to do about his understanding?
4. What did Rachel say to Nate?
5. What did Hark Getty see as a benefit to being Rex's lawyer? Why did he have a strong motivation to do his best?
6. What happened to Troy's remains?
7. What news does Welly bring to Valdir and what does he do about it?
8. Who did Nate think he saw when he was sick and what did he feel about it?
9. Basically, what did Troy's will say?
10. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?
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.
Nate's addictions are long-standing and Josh has had to cover for Nate on multiple occasions.
1. Covering for an addict or alcoholic is called enabling. With research, explain, using examples from the book how Josh was an enabler.
2. Do you think Nate should have been fired from his job? Why or why not?
3. How do you think a person can break an addictive habit? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Once in South America Nate continued to feel lonely. The feeling of loneliness wasn't about his job or his family. It was a feeling deep inside because he does not like himself and can therefore not find peace.
1. Do you believe people can be happy if they don't like themselves? Why or why not?
2. Why do you think Nate disliked himself? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Explain in detail how you would feel if you were in Nate's situation in Brazil.
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