A Land Remembered Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patrick D. Smith
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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. How many rooms has the MacIvey house grown by in 1875?

2. Where are the ships heading as the Federal Troops are intercepting them?

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

4. What part of Florida is the McIvey's primitive home located?

5. Where is Punta Rassa located?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Zech meet Glenda, and what is Emma's advice to him?

3. Why do Willie and James travel so far to get cows from Tobias, and what does he charge them for the cattle?

4. What are the problems Tobias has when beginning to plant orange trees and how does Emma solve it?

5. How does Solomon explain his part in the real estate development to Toby?

6. What happens to Tobias and Zech on their way to the Seminole Indian village, and why is it symbolic?

7. What events take place for Tobias and Zech at the Seminole village and how do they present a conflict for them?

8. What happens on the first trip to Punta Rassa and how does Tobias respond?

9. How is Tobias recruited by the Confederates, and where do they drive the cattle?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both Tobias and Emma change as a result of the success the family enjoys from the cattle and orange businesses. Using the entire book to provide examples, analyze the way each one of them changes, as well as the similarities and differences in their response to success.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Zech's relationship with Tawanda. How did it begin? What are Zech's reasons for continuing to have a relationship with Tawanda after he is married? Do his actions contradict the way his father lived his life? How does Tawanda die? Why does Zech feel guilty about her death? What statement could the author be trying to make by having her die this way?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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