The Water Is Wide Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. Why is it impossible to commute to the island?

2. What book is Cindy Lou's favorite?

3. The students thought the word Conroy was what?

4. Who protests the showing of films to students?

5. Where does Pat Conroy request to teach?

Short Essay Questions

1. What method of teaching does Pat Conroy claim to use to appease Mrs. Brown?

2. What does Pat Conroy realize at the end of Chapter 8?

3. Why is Pat Conroy concerned about the treatment of animals on the island?

4. Why are the scenes where the parents object to the children going to Washington D.C. familiar?

5. Why does Pat Conroy express surprise upon learning that children of Yamacraw never celebrate Halloween?

6. What types of books have church groups provided for the public library in Yamacraw?

7. Why does Pat Conroy allow teachers from the mainland into his classroom?

8. Why are the parents against Pat Conroy's idea to take the children off the island to celebrate Halloween?

9. Why did Pat Conroy enjoy swearing as a teen?

10. Why is Mrs. Brown against the kids taking a trip to Washington D.C.?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine Pat Conroy's concern that the children of Yamacraw are not treated fairly by their country.

1) What opportunities do the children lack?

2) Who is willing to help them get ahead?

3) Why does their struggle for success seem hopeless?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay supporting or refuting the following statement, citing examples from the text: Mrs. Brown abuses her power at the school on Yamacraw Island.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay examining the idea of violence as a part of the culture on Yamacraw Island.

1) Why are the people violent?

2) Who are they violent towards?

3) How does this violence add to their oppression?

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