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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 kind of lessons does Abbie take in Blackhawk County?

2. What does Abbie decide to create in Chapter 14?

3. How does Abbie feel on the journey from Iowa in Chapter 9?

4. Which of the following is NOT a person that Abbie believes she will someday be?

5. What does Abbie's family admonish her for in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Abbie and Will receive in Chapter 13?

2. While Abbie's children are pained by Abbie's lonely death, what does Laura say?

3. Why does John return to Cedartown? Who does he bring with him?

4. Why doesn't Abbie accept Grace's invitation to visit Scotland and Ireland?

5. Following the advice of the preacher's wife, who does Abbie decide to marry in Chapter 6?

6. What does Abbie think of the people at the settlers' reunion in Chapter 29?

7. What does Will assure Abbie of when they talk about death? Where does Will die?

8. What do Abbie's children encourage her to do when Abbie reaches her seventies?

9. What pet does Will Deal keep? Why must he get rid of it?

10. Why does Abbie sell off much of the Deal land in Chapter 25?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of friendship in the novel. What are some examples of friendship in the novel? Analyze the friendship between Abbie and Christine. How does Christine help Abbie? What do others think of Christine?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Abbie's children and grandchildren. What are their defining characteristics? What similarities do they share with Abbie?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the conclusion of the novel "A Lantern in her Hand." Are you satisfied with the ending? Why or why not? Is the conclusion a happy one? Are there any unanswered questions? Would you change anything?

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