Banner in the Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

James Ramsey Ullman
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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 was the first person to speak once the impact of what Rudi had said sunk in?

2. Who was it that brought Rudi's belongings further?

3. Although Winter wasn't in as good of health, what did Rudi see was untempered?

4. What was the rumbling that Rudi heard?

5. Why was Rudi's heart pounding?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Rudi's second major contribution to this hike, and how was it different from his attempted contribution before?

2. How does Captain Winter shame the two guides into working together?

3. What was the reason that Rudi couldn't come with Saxo and Winter to Broli?

4. In what ways did Rudi's vanquishing of fear change his perspective?

5. How did Winter keep peace between the two rival guides?

6. In what ways did the Englishman not look so good?

7. What made Rudi's actions regarding Saxo's rescue all the more selfless?

8. What kinds of things had changed since Rudi had nodded off?

9. What is the difference between the two guides as illustrated in this chapter?

10. Why doesn't Saxo want to climb with Franz?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Saxo's behavior and maturity throughout the novel. What kind of character is Saxo, and what role does he play in the story? Speculate on his accident and the author's purpose for him getting in an accident.

Essay Topic 2

Speculate on why Winter gave the glory of climbing the mountain to Rudi. What might have been different if he had told the townspeople the truth? What would have happened? What might have possessed Winter to give up the Citadel so easily?

Essay Topic 3

How did Rudi's father's death provide Rudi with the courage to surmount the Citadel? In how many ways did his father's death affect him? From which times did he draw strength? Which times was fear invoked and for what reason? Explain the answer and justify it using quotes from the book.

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