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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 does the consul insist fortifies him as much as food?
2. What branch of military service did the consul once serve in?
3. Who is one of the few remaining members of the consul's household staff that Yvonne talks to?
4. What does the consul continue to point out to Yvonne during their walk home the day she returns?
5. What does Hugh drink in the brewery?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the consul know about any past relationship between Yvonne and Laruelle?
2. What does Yvonne admit to Hugh about her plans for the consul?
3. Why is the letter significant that the mailman brings, from Yvonne to Laruelle, while Yvonne is there with Hugh and the consul?
4. While the consul is at Quincey's, what telling diagnosis from the doctor reveals just how much of an alcoholic the consul is?
5. Why does Hugh feel that his youth is gone?
6. What does Yvonne say to Hugh about armadillos?
7. What actually happens to Hugh's music career while he was at sea?
8. What does Laruelle observe about the consul's adoptive family?
9. Why does most of the consul's household staff leave him during his estranged wife's absence?
10. Why does Hugh feel cheated out of his experience at sea?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze three of the consul's hallucinations and discuss 1) what each shows the reader about the consul's declining health as well as 2) at least one literary device Lowry uses in each hallucinatory episode to convey what is happening, in the consul's mind, to the reader.
Essay Topic 2
Does Yvonne die a happy or unhappy woman? Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
What ultimately kills the consul? Make sure to use direct, specific evidence from the text to support your strongly written thesis.
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