Banner in the Sky Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

James Ramsey Ullman
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What made Rudi not want to go back to Kurtal?

2. Where did Rudi keep near when he had approached the area in which the avalanche had occurred the day before?

3. How many men were to remain behind?

4. Why wouldn't Franz continue to the top of the mountain, despite Winter insisting he do so?

5. Why did Rudi believe that Winter would make it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the differences in Frau Matt's behavior in the beginning of the novel and towards the end. What do you think was the impetus to change this opinion? What changes did Frau Matt make in her behavior due to a lack of choice? What behaviors were changed because she wanted to change them?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Frau Matt and Franz Lerner's control methods regarding Rudi. Speculate on the reasons they had failed. In which ways might they have succeeded, if they would have considered another method? Explain how their behavior could have encouraged Rudi even more.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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