Treasure Island Test | Final 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. Who objects to having a corpse on the deck of the ship in Chapter XXVI?

2. How do the men get ashore at the end of Chapter XVII?

3. Why do none of the pirates notice the change in the ship in Chapter XXIII?

4. Who has a meeting in Chapter XXVIII about a second mutiny?

5. How is Tom fatally wounded in Chapter XVIII?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it useless for Jim to paddle to shore at the beginning of Chapter XXIV?

2. What is the outcome of the fight between the honest sailors and the pirates in Chapter XXI?

3. What conclusion does Jim make about the crew of the Hispaniola when he sees it drifting in Chapter XXIV?

4. What does Jim discover when he reaches the stockade at the end of Chapter XXVII?

5. Why do the pirates not notice that Jim cuts the anchor rope on the Hispaniola in Chapter XXIII?

6. Why is Jim unable to escape the Hispaniola at the end of Chapter XXIV?

7. What does Silver throw down at the end of Chapter XXIX?

8. Who wants to throw the dead pirate overboard in Chapter XXVI?

9. Why is Ben sure the honest sailors are in the stockade in Chapter XIX?

10. What warning does Livesey give Silver at the end of Chapter XXX?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define irony. Identify each type of literary irony. Provide at least one example of each type of irony from Treasure Island.

Essay Topic 2

Give a brief character biography of Jim. What is his role in the story? How does he grow and change as the story progresses, if at all? How does his story end in Treasure Island? Is this fitting for his character? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the types of characters that exist in literature. Provide at least one example of each type of character from Treasure Island, including at least one reason why that character fits that character type.

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