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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nate hope to do with his children?
2. Where is Nate settling in nicely?
3. What does TJ do?
4. What happens when the lawyers cannot dredge up anything on Rachel?
5. Why is it difficult to speak to the first Indians they encounter?
Essay Topic 1
During his time in St. Michael's, Nate did a lot of thinking. He realized that he was the reason why his marriages had failed. He also acknowledged that he couldn't blame his children for keeping their distance from him.
1. Using examples from the book explain why you think Nate's marriages failed.
2. Using examples from the book explain why you think Nate's children keep their distance from him.
3. Do you think Nate's failures with his marriages and children were one hundred percent his fault? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The Phelan heirs were a dysfunctional group. It becomes apparent that Troy's impression of his children may have been sadly accurate. Bestowing a fortune on each of them may do more harm than good.
1. Why do you think having a lot of money would be harmful to the Phelan heirs?
2. Do you think Troy should have tried more to help his children change?
3. What do you see as the main problems with the Phelan heirs? Use examples from the book and to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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