Banner in the Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What dismayed Rudi?

3. What wasn't on the menu of the climbers?

4. Why didn't Rudi cry out?

5. What had disappeared with Rudi's fear?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Speculate on the purpose of Klaus' role in the story. Explain the feelings associated with this character from the perspective of the reader. Does this character play a significant role in the development of the story? Why or why not? Try and consider the author's reasoning for the incorporation of such a character.

Essay Topic 2

How does the accident on the Wunderhorn change Rudi? Is this change for the positive or negative? Justify your answer. In what ways did this change Rudi's approach to climbing?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Winter's role in this story. What is his purpose? How does he hold the story together and why is he a necessary character? Why do you think the author chose to make Winter become ill during his climb up the Citadel? How do you think this affected this story, and how would it have been different if Winter would have maintained his health?

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