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

Short Answer Questions

1. What task do the men set to as they wait for the final days of winter to blow away?

2. What type of dress that Abby is making does she show Marguerite on her visit in part 4?

3. What is a trough?

4. What is the first word the Indian in the woods speaks to Marguerite?

5. What chore does Marguerite take over in Ira's absence?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following in detail as it appears in and impacts the plot of the novel, citing examples from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Symbolism

2) Irony

3) Metaphor

Essay Topic 2

Why is Marguerite saddened that the Sargents do not celebrate Christmas? Why don't they celebrate Christmas? How does Marguerite have her own private celebration? What does she do? Where does she do it? What does she think about as she celebrates? What gifts does she want to give to the children? Who does she run into during her private celebration? What does this person tell her? How does Marguerite feel about meeting this person? What does she give him? Why does she not tell anyone about this encounter?

Essay Topic 3

Why do the Sargents throw a party when they are ready to raise the roof of the house? What is special about this occasion? How many of the party goers are expected to help with the work? Why does Dolly not help Marguerite find something a little more appropriate to wear? Why is Marguerite put in charge of the children, including some of the neighbor's children? What animal does Marguerite see trying to eat the cold butter? What does she do about it? What does this say about her? Why do the neighbors think a child's spilled blood in the doorway of the new home is bad luck? Is it?

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