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

2. What year does A Land Remembered begin?

3. How many men does Tobias hire to help with the drive to Punta Rassa?

4. When is Tobias ready to try to go to Punta Rassa again?

5. What does Emma make by grounding cattails?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the MacIvey story brought full circle in the way the book ends?

3. What is the contrasting way that Glenda and Zech react to Palm Beach?

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

5. How does Solomon feel about the way the city has changed as a result of the real estate projects?

6. What happens to Willie and James, and how does Tobias react?

7. Where do the MacIveys go after their home is burned down and how do they settle there?

8. What happens to the MacIvey family's cattle business, and how does the second encounter with the bull take place?

9. How does Zech see Tawanda for the second time?

10. What advice does Tobias give to Zech after the cows are slaughtered?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe three uses of symbolism in A Land Remembered. For each example, explain when it used, its significance to the overall theme of the book, and what the author is symbolizing.

Essay Topic 2

Smith writes A Land Remembered with descriptions and a subtle change in the perspective of the characters.

1) Describe three examples of the author's use of figurative or descriptive language, why he chooses to use it during those events, and how it adds to the effect of the story.

2) Explain how the point of view shifts from Tobias to Zech to Sol during the book, when the shifts occur, and why they are necessary for the impact of the story.

Essay Topic 3

Tobias' willingness to help others proves to be an integral part of his family's success. Describe three examples of how Tobias' kindness is rewarded later on in his life and how it has a positive effect on the MacIvey family. Using the examples you provide, explain the main point that the author is delivering through Tobias and his acts of kindness.

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