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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. What does Glenda tell Emma in confidence at the end of Chapter 25?
2. What does Tobias die from?
3. Where do Sol and Bonnie build their home?
4. Where does Sol die?
5. Where does Sol purchase his first piece of land?
Short Essay Questions
1. What events change Sol's mind about land development?
2. What news does Tawanda have for Zech on his visit to the Seminole village after the cattle drive?
3. What changes have happened for the MacIveys when Chapter 29 begins in 1888?
4. What leads Sol to visit the Seminole village for the first time and what does he learn there?
5. What are some of the exciting things happening for the MacIvey family in February of 1880?
6. What advice does Tobias give to Zech after the cows are slaughtered?
7. How does Glenda die, and what advice does Zech give to Sol afterward?
8. How does Emma die, and what is Tobias' response?
9. What happens during Glenda's first cattle drive with the MacIveys?
10. How do the oranges reflect the state of Tobias and the MacIvey family after Emma's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tobias and the Seminole Indians begin a lifelong friendship when they meet in a way that illustrates one of the book's main messages.
1) Describe how the MacIveys and the Seminoles first meet, the circumstances that cause the two families to cross paths, and why the events result in a respect between them both that last for three generations.
2) Analyze Tobias' character and explain what it is about his view of the world that contributes to his actions with the Seminoles.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe the ongoing conflict with the cattle rustlers and the author's use of foreshadowing within the events. How does it first begin? What is the motive of the rustlers? How does Zech respond to them initially? What advice does Tobias give his son and why? How is Tobias' advice an example of foreshadowing? What later events complete the foreshadowing? Where and how does the conflict end? What does the reader learn about both Tobias and Zech during their battle with the cattle rustlers?
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