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Poisonwood Bible Test
Terms in this set (17)
Bel and the Serpent
The Song of Three Children
The Eyes in the Trees
Who/what is the "eyes in the trees"
Ruth May/the Congo
What is the purpose of Nathan's mission in the Congo?
to atone for his cowardice in the war
What does Methuselah represent?
The Congo/Orleanna; the death sentence that comes along with being set free from captivity with no knowledge on how to survive on your own
Orleanna compares a 'chess match' to what?
the political negotiations between the belgian and the american on what to do with the congo
What kind of people make up Nathan's congregation?
the kind of people who's own gods aren't giving them the help they need
How would you describe the tone of Orelanna's passages?
mournful, regretful, reflective, pensive
Leah named all four of her children after men they lost to war. Who were those men?
Pascal, Patrice Lumumba, Martin Luther, and Nathan
"Curiously exempt from the Reverend's rules was Methuselah, in the same way Our father was finding the Congolese people beyond his power" -Adah; What theme does this contribute to?
Freedom vs captivity
"Our great event for counterfeit Easter Sunday was a pageant, organized by father and whoever else could drum up enthusiasm" -Rachel; What theme does this contribute to?
"For the first time ever I felt a stirring of anger against my father for making me a white preacher's child from Georgia. This wasn't my fault. I bit my lip and labored on my own small house under the guava-tree, but beside the perfect talents of Pascal, my own hands lumbered like pale flippers on a walrus out of its element. My embarrassment ran scarlet and deep, hidden under my clothes" -Leah; What theme does this contribute to?
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