Tropic of Cancer Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After losing his job, what do Carl and Van Norden keep asking Henry?

2. How does the blond woman react to Henry's offer of fifty francs?

3. How do Henry and Fillmore become conspicuous in the church?

4. How does the English woman react when Henry suggests going to a hotel?

5. Why is Fillmore so taken with Macha?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Do some research on Hinduism and write a paper on how Henry may have only looked at the religion superficially. Contrast the Hinduism practiced by the young Hindu lecturer and Nanantatee with the Hinduism as practiced by Gandhi.

Essay Topic 2

Re-read Chapters 14 and 15 about Henry's stay in Dijon as a visiting professor. Then write an essay about fear. Mention in your essay such things as being in a strange place, being separated from friends and relatives, and feeling helpless to get out of a bad situation.

Essay Topic 3

Much of TROPIC OF CANCER deals with hunger. Miller makes it clear that hunger eclipses all other human drives. Write an essay on the broader theme of world hunger where people do not have Henry's ability to find food.

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