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. Who insists that Emma be buried back at the homestead?

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

3. Where does Sol build his mansion?

4. What year does Chapter 42 begin?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the contrasting way that Glenda and Zech react to Palm Beach?

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

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

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

8. How does Tobias die?

9. How has the price of cattle grown in 1892, and what important land decision does Zech make after the cattle drive?

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

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

Many of the women in the book seem to have tragic, unforeseen deaths.

1) Describe how Emma dies and what the reaction of Tobias is along with the rest of the family. What did Emma represent for Tobias, and why is he having difficulty living without her?

2) Explain how Glenda dies and the author's possible reasons for ending the character this way. How did Glenda help Zech fit into the present and future? What does her death signal for him?

3) Describe how Bonnie dies and how her death continues the tragic theme that the author establishes throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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