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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 does Nate tell Josh?
2. How is Nate's condition in this chapter?
3. What happens to the panel of three psychiatrists?
4. What does Nate offer to do for Rachel?
5. After a week of searching for Rachel, what does Nate realize?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Nate unable to speak with Rachel the day after he arrived in the village?
2. What did Neva tell Nate about the last time she spoke with Rachel? What did Nate believe about Rachel and what did he find odd?
3. What was Nate's room like in the hospital and what kind of care did he receive?
4. How did Nate score the first point in the dispositions?
5. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?
6. What did Rachel tell Nate when she returned to the village?
7. What did Nate tell Josh on the drive from the airport?
8. Why did Josh want to speak to Nate and why was it impossible?
9. What did Rachel say to Nate?
10. What was Hark doing to help his lawsuit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
Troy kept Rachel's whereabouts to himself, refused to answer Evelyn's letters, and her desperation culminated in her suicide five years after Rachel's birth.
1. Explain, in detail, what kind of man Troy appears to be that he would keep Evelyn from seeing her daughter.
2. Do you think Evelyn's suicide could have been prevented? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Troy would not answer Evelyn's letters? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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