A Land Remembered Test | Final 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. What year do the orange trees finally start blooming?

2. Who insists that Emma be buried back at the homestead?

3. What does Zech plan to do with the land Tobias has worked on?

4. Where does Zech hire the men to help him deal with the cattle rustlers?

5. How many children do Zech and Tawanda have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sol decide to leave the MacIvey homestead?

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

3. How does Bonnie die?

4. What event in 1892 causes Tobias to wonder about the future of the cattle driving business?

5. What news does Tawanda have for Zech on his visit to the Seminole village after the cattle drive?

6. What events change Sol's mind about land development?

7. What news does Keith Tiger bring to Zech at the end of Chapter 34, and how does he respond?

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

9. What are some of the exciting things happening for the MacIvey family in February of 1880?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As Tobias learns about the amount of money being given for cows at Punta Rassa, he makes a crucial decision that has a lasting effect on his family's legacy.

1) Describe the MacIveys' first trip to Punta Rassa, how it is interrupted, the way both Tobias and Emma respond to it, and why Tobias is not discouraged after it.

2) Explain what happens on the second trip the MacIveys make to Punta Rassa, including the challenges they face, and Tobias' view throughout the trip.

3) Analyze the decision Tobias makes to pursue the market in Punta Rassa and its importance to the future of the MacIvey family.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In A Land Remembered, the author uses time as a way to tell the story of the MacIvey family.

1) Describe how flashbacks are used and why they are effective in the book by providing examples and your interpretation of Smith's intentions.

2) Explain how time lapses are included, when they are the most significant, and what the gaps in time add to the story.

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