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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 type of girl does Robert Suurhof want to find?
2. What did critics think of Jean Marais ?
3. Why does Nyai say Annelies was taken out of school?
4. Who can Minke not get out of his mind in Chapter 3?
5. In Chapter 2, what does Robert Suurhof offer to show Minke?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Nyai strive to be the best companion to Herman Mellema?
2. What advances does Minke say have been seen on the island.
3. Why is Minke conflicted over the social status of Annelies' family?
4. What does Nyai show Minke in Chapter 6 and what is she suspicious about?
5. What does Annelies find in Minke's luggage and what does Minke tell her about the items?
6. Who does Minke speak to at the start of Chapter 6 and how does the conversation go?
7. What is the significance of the men in Annelies' family not joining them for dinner in Chapter 4?
8. Who says in Chapter 3, "love is beautiful, Minke, very, very beautiful, but perhaps disaster follows. You must dare to face its consequences", and what does this quote mean in the context of the story?
9. Describe Jean Marais' painting and what he thinks it means.
10. How does Minke feel about Annelies at the start of Chapter 3 and what does he believe influences him to feel this way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When considering Pramoedya Ananta Toer's life, where do you believe he found the inspiration for his book? What does this book cause you to think about the author's life? Do you believe any of this story to be based on true events?
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of Jean Marais' army status? Do Minke or Marais think there is a problem with it at the time?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the relationship between Minke and Nyai. What role does each person fill in the other person's life? Explain two ways that Nyai helps Minke and vice versa.
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