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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the man who picks Tarwater up say he needs in exchange for the ride?
2. What two feelings does Rayber have for Tarwater as they go on their fishing trip?
3. What name does Tarwater scratch off of the card Rayber fills out at the hotel?
4. What does Tarwater say he would baptize as soon as Bishop?
5. What does Tarwater do at the end of the trip out into the lake?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What in "The Violent Bear It Away" suggests that prophets are real? According to the novel what evidence is there that Mason was or was not a prophet? What evidence is there that Tarwater is or is not a prophet?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout this novel the devil often speaks to Tarwater. Describe these encounters and the effect they have on Tarwater. How does evil battle with good and in this novel which side do you feel "won" and why?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the relationship between Mason and Tarwater. Consider Mason's influence on Tarwater, Tarwater's acceptance/resistance toward Mason, and how this relationship drives Tarwater's actions/the plot of the novel.
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