Calico Bush Test | 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. Why does Dolly quickly insist on putting a splint on Joel's injured leg?

2. What is a trough?

3. In part 4, what do the twins draw straws to do?

4. Who does Marguerite think of when she and the Sargents indulge in the maple sugar?

5. What gift does Hannah Welles feel Abby should have returned when she made the choice to marry Ira Sargent?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is a sugar maple? What does the Sargent family do with their sugar maple trees that brightens everyone's spirit in the aftermath of the winter? What other activities does the family begin to renew after the long winter? Why does Ira take Marguerite with him to visit Abby Welles? What does Abby give to Marguerite that makes her very happy? What does Marguerite later do with this item? Why does Marguerite sacrifice something that meant so much to her? What does this say about Marguerite's character?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following themes in detail, using examples from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Friendship

2) Frontier life

3) Family

4) Isolation

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following in detail using examples from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Structure

2) Language

3) Setting

4) Point of view

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