Close Range: Wyoming Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Josanna and Elk meet?

2. What is Aladdin's father's name?

3. Where did Aladdin's youngest daughter take a job?

4. The narrator of A Lonely Coast finds her husband sleeping with _______________.

5. Where did Rancher Croom keep his beer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What action is described in the beginning of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump?

2. What is the narrator's occupation in A Lonely Coast? What do the other women do for a living?

3. Describe the Touch family of The Bunchgrass Edge of the World. Who is the patriarch?

4. Describe the two main characters of Pair a Spurs. How do they know one another?

5. How does Ottaline meet her "knight" in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?

6. What does Mrs. Croom find in the attic?

7. Describe the narrative style of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump. What is this story about?

8. According to Ottaline's belief, what object talks to her The Bunchgrass Edge of the World? How does she find it?

9. What does the narrator observe which foreshadows the ending of A Lonely Coast?

10. In A Lonely Coast, who are the subjects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the Tinsley family and the Dunmire family in People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water. How have their experiences in Wyoming differed? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water. What is the meaning of the title? How does the ending of the story reinforce this theme?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of infidelity as it applies to the different stories in Close Range: Wyoming Stories. How is infidelity viewed in the different narratives?

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