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. Where does Sol die?

2. When is the La Florida Hotel built?

3. How many provisions can Zech purchase at Fort Drum after the winter storms?

4. What does Glenda tell Emma in confidence at the end of Chapter 25?

5. How does Tawanda die?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When and how is Zech killed?

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

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

6. What is the contrast between Emma and Tobias on Zech's wedding day?

7. How does Zech deal with the cattle rustlers in 1896?

8. How does Sol meet Bonnie, and what is interesting about their relationship?

9. What plan does Zech confide in Emma before the wedding?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the events that lead to Willie and James' death. Why do they travel to see Tobias? What is it about the laws that cause them to seek cows from the MacIvey family? What is ironic about the way they die, considering they are trying to follow the law? Also, include how Tobias responds to the deaths and what it depicts in his character.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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