Caleb's Crossing Test | Final Test - Hard

Geraldine Brooks
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 142 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Caleb's Crossing Test | Final Test - Hard

Geraldine Brooks
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 142 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 Bethia want to do?

2. For whom does Bethia watch as the boat sets out for Cambridge?

3. What does Bethia feel the need to do?

4. Where is Bethia to sleep at Corlett's?

5. Whom does Anne marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mayfield's will say about further schooling for Joel, Caleb and Makepeace and how does that affect Bethia?

2. What is the time frame when Chapter 1 of this section opens and why is Bethia writing again?

3. Describe a little about Anne's life.

4. Why is Caleb still disturbed about the situation with Anne and what does he do?

5. What does Bethia say to Corlett about applying for a position at another school and what is his response?

6. Why is Samuel's marriage proposal to Bethia interrupted, and what how does Bethia handle the situation.

7. How do Caleb and Joel do on their entrance exams?

8. What does Bethia say about the change in attitude towards Caleb and Joel by the other students?

9. Why has Noah Merry come to Cambridge and what news does he bring?

10. Why are arrangements made for Joel to return to Cambridge before the others from the island?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Caleb's Crossing based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Caleb's Crossing is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Caleb's Crossing a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 2

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Caleb's Crossing is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Caleb's Crossing help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Caleb's Crossing? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Caleb's Crossing to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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