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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 is the game the next generation at the farm begins to play which ends up taking about two weeks?

2. Rose didn't bother sneaking out of the house when she was young; she exited at her leisure via the _____________.

3. What was the name of the home kit model that John Cook and his new wife Edith bought years after the grandparents drained their land?

4. What do Larry and Harold take in exchange for their work on repairing broken machinery around the farm at first?

5. When Ginny serves her father his breakfast in the morning, she withholds all ____________ for him and for his condition.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ginny do in order to try to catch a glance of Jess Clark again?

2. What does Ginny currently do for three households each and every day when she is 36?

3. What does Harold publicly denounce Ginny and Rose for doing to Larry?

4. What happened to the Ericson farm, according to Ginny's memory of the time it was purchased?

5. Why does Ginny run back home on her way to feed her father one morning?

6. What happened to Ginny's grandmother's grandparents find when they arrived in the United States from England?

7. What did Ginny and Rose create inside of their mother's closet when they were little?

8. What kind of sermon does Henry Dodge give during the service in which Rose and Ginny are helping?

9. What happens to Ginny after she cleans the carpet in her house, a task which takes her until noon?

10. After the storm and the incident in the storm, what does Ginny decide she needs to do for her father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rose seems to have a very simple way of dealing with the abuse of her father, but Ginny wants to go deeper with the explanation.

Part 1: What do you think of Rose's explanation that Larry did what he did because he could?

Part 2: What do you think of Ginny's quest to learn more about Larry's motivations to abuse them?

Part 3: Do you think Rose can ever come to peace with her past in the limited explanation she has accepted? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The rigidity of Larry in the beginning of the story strikes a reader as odd, though perhaps just something that is inherent to his temperament.

Part 1: Why do you think Larry is so rigid about his schedule?

Part 2: Why are Larry's daughters keen to helping Larry adhere to his rigid schedule?

Part 3: What happens when Larry's schedule is not followed? Does this mean his schedule was to blame or some other factor?

Essay Topic 3

The acres of the farm are obviously affecting the way the family interacts with each other. As the acres grow, the family becomes more volatile.

Part 1: How do you think the story might have changed had the acres been fewer in number?

Part 2: How do you think the story might have changed if Larry had simply kept all of the land for himself?

Part 3: Why do you think Larry decided to split up his land among different people?

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