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. When is the date set for Zech and Glenda's wedding?

2. What causes the trip back from Punta Rassa to be slower in Chapter 32?

3. When does Sol leave the MacIvey homestead?

4. How many days does the family rest after Glenda's miscarriage?

5. How many winter storms threaten the orange trees?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bonnie die?

2. How do the oranges reflect the state of Tobias and the MacIvey family after Emma's death?

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

4. Where do Sol and Bonnie live, and how does Sol store his money?

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

6. What happens during Glenda's first cattle drive with the MacIveys?

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

8. What happens when Sol and Toby meet for the second time?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Analyze Sol and Toby's relationship from the way it began to their last meeting, which occurs at the beginning of the book. Use the entire story as a reference in describing their disagreement, the major differences in how they each view the world, the reasons for those differences, and how they are eventually resolved. Also, include how the author uses irony in this part of the story.

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