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 does the medicine man in the Seminole village use to remove the bullet?

2. Where does Sol die?

3. How does Zech respond to Glenda's miscarriage?

4. How many acres does Zech's plan initially involve?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Tawanda react to Zech's marriage?

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

6. How does Glenda die, and what advice does Zech give to Sol afterward?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The author uses nature to parallel the lives of the MacIvey family in A Land Remembered.

1) Describe three examples of how nature is used to illustrate the cycle of life within the MacIveys.

2) Explain how the setting corresponds to the events that take place throughout the course of the MacIveys' lives.

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