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Nadine Gardiner “The Train from Rhodesia” Which of the following… Nadine Gardiner  “The Train from Rhodesia”Which of the following best sums up the major aim of the story?A. To say something significant about a land and its peopleB.  To present in vivid color a commonplace scene in AfricaC. To suggest the shallowness and thoughtlessness of human beingsD. To say something about the arrival of capitalism in Africa 2. We are not explicitly told why the train stops. Apparently the reason is that the station is a regular stopping placetrain’s wheels need to be checkedtrains gets water for its engineStation is a border point between countries3.  The story makes effective use of contrast, including all of the following exceptheat and cold extreme youth and old age poverty and affluence pleasure and displeasure  4.  The stopping place, we learn contains all of the following excepta railroad roundhouse a brick depot at least one tin house native mud huts  5.  We are led to believe that the young woman who looks at the carved lion is a newlywed returning from her honeymoon in Rhodesia a buyer of native art for a store an experienced collector of native art a well-to-do native woman  6. The character most sympathetically and attractively portrayed is undoubtedly theyoung woman young man stationmaster “old boy” who made the lion  7. Which of the following elements is least important in the story?plot Theme characterization Setting and atmosphere 8.  Why does the young woman at first decide against purchasing the lion?It is too expensive. She has one already. She doesn’t want her husband to spend any money. She decides it would look odd in her home.  9.  Why does she feel a deep sense of shame when the young man hands her the lion?Her sense of decency and values has been offended. She feels herself guilty of shameless exploitation. She likes the lion more than she likes the young man. She had not actually wanted the carved lion 10.  Who speaks — fittingly– the last word in the story?The Train The “old boy”The young man The young woman   “Across the Bridge” Graham Greene1.  The narrator of “Across the Bridge” isan unnamed English-speaking person Mr. Calloway A woman named Lucíaa Mexican police chief 2.  The  setting of the story isa Mexican border town a Texas ranch Guatemala Mexico City 3.  Rumor had it that Mr. Calloway had been involved in embezzlement a murder a bank hold-up false stock transactions  4. Mr Calloway’s seeming gentleness was contradicted by the way he Kicked his dog spoke to the Mexicans treated Americans Concealed all emotion 5. No one told Mr. Calloway the foreign detectives were in town becausethey wanted to see the drama play itself he couldn’t speak Spanish and no one spoke English they disliked him and wanted to see him punished he wouldn’t have believed them if they had told him 6.  The detectives’ job was made more difficult by the fact thatno one would identify Calloway Calloway was so clever the weather was so bad Calloway fled the town 7.  Calloway’s dog turns out to be central to the plot because it is the direct cause of Calloway’s death arrest unhappiness extradition 8. Calloway is happy to be addressed by the detective because hehasn’t had a real conversation in English for weeks is really relieved to be arrested enjoys knowing that he is fooling the police has decided to surrender to the police 9.  The title of the story “Across the Bridge” refers to life in the city across the border, which Mr Calloway thought was pleasanter and more exciting for him than where he was more dangerous for him than where he was the place he would go as soon as his car came one place the police could not arrest him  10.  The narrator says that the ending of the story — Mr Calloway’s last blow or caress to the dog — is both pitable andcomic tragic beautiful meaningless  Arts & Humanities English English Literature ENGL 103

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