A Land Remembered Test | Final Test - Hard

Patrick D. Smith
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many orange trees does Zech purchase in Fort Dallas?

2. When is Zech's son, Solomon, born?

3. Where do Sol and Bonnie build their home?

4. How much time passes between Zech's trip to Fort Drum and the visit by the Seminoles?

5. What does Zech give to Toby before he leaves the Seminole camp?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the women in the book seem to have tragic, unforeseen deaths.

1) Describe how Emma dies and what the reaction of Tobias is along with the rest of the family. What did Emma represent for Tobias, and why is he having difficulty living without her?

2) Explain how Glenda dies and the author's possible reasons for ending the character this way. How did Glenda help Zech fit into the present and future? What does her death signal for him?

3) Describe how Bonnie dies and how her death continues the tragic theme that the author establishes throughout the book.

Essay Topic 2

Explain in detail the importance of the setting for the beginning of the MacIvey story. What condition is Florida in when Tobias and his family are first introduced? Where have they come from and why do they choose Florida? What things is the country going through during that time? Why are those events relevant to the way of life in the late 1800s and in what ways do they affect the MacIveys? How does the family react to the world around them and why is that a central theme to the book?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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