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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 is selling the animal that Yvonne wants at the brewery?
2. For what company does Hugh work?
3. What does Hugh drink in the brewery?
4. What event is happening when the novel beings?
5. Where do Yvonne and Hugh first go for a walk?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Laruelle observe about the consul's adoptive family?
2. Where is the consul sent to live, as a young boy, after his parents died?
3. What mission did the consul complete successfully during his time in the British navy?
4. What does the consul think is the source of his visions and hallucinations?
5. What plans does Hugh confess to Yvonne during their walk?
6. What can the consul not forget during the town's festival?
7. Why is the letter significant that the mailman brings, from Yvonne to Laruelle, while Yvonne is there with Hugh and the consul?
8. While the consul is at Quincey's, what telling diagnosis from the doctor reveals just how much of an alcoholic the consul is?
9. What does the consul think and say about Yvonne's looks to her?
10. Why can the consul not translate the Spanish signs when he is lost in town?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss at least three literary devices Lowry uses to convey that the novel is reaching its climax. Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Using Laruelle, Yvonne, or the consul as an example, discuss at least three ways that a character's flashbacks to his or her childhood lets the reader understand more about a character. Use direct evidence from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
Given what you know about Malcolm Lowry, write an argument about how "Under the Volcano" is semi-autobiographical. Make sure to use facts from Lowry's life as well as direct evidence from the text to support your position.
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