A Land Remembered Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patrick D. Smith
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 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

Essay Topic 1

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.

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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