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A Land Remembered Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patrick D. Smith
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is it after they try to catch the bull that Zech finds the marshtackie in the pen?



2. What does Tobias do to the cowboys after hearing that they hung the Indians?



3. What color is the marshtackie that Zech finds?



4. Where did the McIvey family move from to start their new life in Florida?



5. How much money does Tobias accept from the Indians for the cows?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Glenda die, and what advice does Zech give to Sol afterward?



2. How does Zech deal with the cattle rustlers in 1896?



3. How do the MacIvey family and the Seminole Indians meet?



4. What leads Sol to visit the Seminole village for the first time and what does he learn there?



5. When and how is Zech killed?



6. What does Solomon ask Toby in the beginning of the book, and what is Toby's response?



7. What plan does Zech confide in Emma before the wedding?



8. What does Tobias find when he returns home after his second work experience with the Confederates?



9. How do the oranges reflect the state of Tobias and the MacIvey family after Emma's death?



10. How do Zech, Bonzo, and Frog lose the cows they have herded and what is Tobias' response?



Essay Topics

Many of the women in the book seem to have tragic, unforeseen deaths.

1) Describe how Emma dies and what the reaction of Tobias is along with the rest of the family. What did Emma represent for Tobias, and why is he having difficulty living without her?

2) Explain how Glenda dies and the author's possible reasons for ending the character this way. How did Glenda help Zech fit into the present and future? What does her death signal for him?

3) Describe how Bonnie dies and how her death continues the tragic theme that the author establishes throughout the book.

The issue of land rights becomes a major part of the story for the MacIveys. Provide several examples of how the theme of land, ownership, and preservation is portrayed in the book. In addition, include which characters it affects the most and why.

A Land Remembered chronicles three generations of the MacIvey family.

1) Compare and contrast Tobias with Zech and Sol, analyzing how they each viewed the world, and how they changed with each generation.

2) Describe three major similarities between Tobias, Zech, and Sol in how they choose to live their lives.

3) Describe three major differences between Tobias, Zech, and Sol in how they choose to live their lives.

4) Explain how the MacIveys' story comes full circle at the end of the book and what a possible future holds for the family's name and land.

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