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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 keep his money?
2. How does Sol respond to the way real estate is taking over the land his family owns?
3. What does Zech give to Toby before he leaves the Seminole camp?
4. When is the La Florida Hotel built?
5. Who insists that Emma be buried back at the homestead?
Short Essay Questions
1. What advice does Tobias give to Zech after the cows are slaughtered?
2. What events change Sol's mind about land development?
3. Why does Sol decide to leave the MacIvey homestead?
4. How does Bonnie die?
5. How has the price of cattle grown in 1892, and what important land decision does Zech make after the cattle drive?
6. What is the contrast between Emma and Tobias on Zech's wedding day?
7. What news does Tawanda have for Zech on his visit to the Seminole village after the cattle drive?
8. What leads Sol to visit the Seminole village for the first time and what does he learn there?
9. What plan does Zech confide in Emma before the wedding?
10. How does Glenda suffer her first miscarriage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The issue of land rights becomes a major part of the story for the MacIveys. Provide several examples of how the theme of land, ownership, and preservation is portrayed in the book. In addition, include which characters it affects the most and why.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the advice that Zech gives to Sol after Glenda dies. What are his reasons for the warning he gives Sol? Use the book as a reference to provide examples that explain why Zech looks at life the way he does at this point in the story. How does Sol follow his father's advice in his own life? Do you agree with the advice given by Zech? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Both Tobias and Emma change as a result of the success the family enjoys from the cattle and orange businesses. Using the entire book to provide examples, analyze the way each one of them changes, as well as the similarities and differences in their response to success.
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