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 Zech's son, Solomon, born?

2. How does the clerk respond to the amount of money Zech is spending on the land he purchases in Okeechobee?

3. Besides Florida cities, what other cities does the MacIvey Produce Company supply businesses in?

4. Where is Zech shot during the battle with the cattle rustlers?

5. How many children do Zech and Tawanda have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Bonnie die?

3. What advice does Tobias give to Zech after the cows are slaughtered?

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

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

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

7. How does Tobias die?

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

9. How does Emma die, and what is Tobias' response?

10. How does Glenda suffer her first miscarriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

A Land Remembered chronicles three generations of the MacIvey family.

1) Compare and contrast Tobias with Zech and Sol, analyzing how they each viewed the world, and how they changed with each generation.

2) Describe three major similarities between Tobias, Zech, and Sol in how they choose to live their lives.

3) Describe three major differences between Tobias, Zech, and Sol in how they choose to live their lives.

4) Explain how the MacIveys' story comes full circle at the end of the book and what a possible future holds for the family's name and land.

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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