Calico Bush Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. 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 unusual about the winter weather the first winter the Sargents are on their farm? What does winter weather prevent? What change in sleeping habits does the cold weather force the family to make? How does Debby get burned? How does this impact the family? What does Marguerite do to try to save her? Does it work? How does Marguerite feel about Debby's injuries and subsequent death? How does Dolly react? What does this reaction say about Marguerite? About Dolly?

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

What is a corn shelling party? Why do the Jordans throw one? What do these parties centered around work say about the time period? What type of dance does Marguerite do after the shelling is done? Why do some of the neighbors find it shocking? Why does Aunt Hespa express the opinion that it was a nice dance? What does this dance say about the differences between Marguerite and the people to whom she is bound?

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