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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. Why did some people object to the narrator sailing?

2. How many brothers and sisters does Frank's father have?

3. Who is Sophie going to visit on the other side of the ocean?

4. What does Cody call the two girls he sees walking down the beach toward him?

5. How long has Sophie been living with her adopted parents?

Short Essay Questions

1. When everyone is up on deck in the midst of the storm, and Sophie sees them from the helm, what does she see?

2. How do the dolphins act when they come up to the boat?

3. How does Sophie describe life on the boat in the turbulent water?

4. When the travelers arrive in Ireland, who are they able to reach by phone?

5. How does Sophie feel about the ham radio?

6. What chore will Sophie have to take a turn at that she's not looking forward to?

7. In Sophie's story about Bompie and his father, why does Bompie visit his father?

8. How does Sophie describe the color of the sea?

9. As Dock tells his story of the little girl, what does Cody realize about Sophie's stories?

10. How did Uncle Dock get his nickname?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Storytelling has an important role in the novel, through both Bompie and Sophie's storytelling. Discuss storytelling in the novel.

1) Why does Sophie tell Bompie's stories during the journey? What does Sophie add to these stories? Why does she choose certain stories to tell?

2) Why does Bompie share his stories with Sophie in his letters?

3) What is the significance of the "little kid" stories that Sophie tells?

Essay Topic 2

The novel is told from two different point of view, Sophie's and Cody's. Discuss point of view in the novel.

1) How is Sophie's point of view different from Cody's? What does having two points of view add to the story?

2) How would the novel be different if it were told from a neutral point of view, instead of through the characters' journals?

3) Why is the same scene often presented twice, by the two different narrators?

Essay Topic 3

The characters argue with each other throughout the novel. Discuss the significance of arguments in the novel.

1) Why do some characters argue more than others? What causes Mo and Stew to argue? What causes Brian and Cody to argue?

2) What causes conflict and argument between Mo and Cody? What does this say about their relationship as father and son?

3) How are arguments different before the major storm, during the storm, and after the storm?

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