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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. What does Elk hit while driving?
2. Car finds his wife sleeping with ______________.
3. Mrs. Croom recognized the women from ________________in 55 Miles to the Gas Pump?
4. Where was Car taking his cows when one of his men lost his jacket?
5. Rancher Croom's hair is compared to _________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ottaline meet her "knight" in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
2. What action is described in the beginning of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump?
3. What events happen at the ending of A Lonely Coast?
4. What is the argument between Roany and Wade caused by?
5. How does Aladdin die in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
6. According to Ottaline's belief, what object talks to her The Bunchgrass Edge of the World? How does she find it?
7. What does the narrator observe which foreshadows the ending of A Lonely Coast?
8. How did the "spurs" arrive in Pair a Spurs?
9. Describe the narrative style of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump. What is this story about?
10. What is Car's first experience like being near the spurs in Pair a Spurs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the Touch family in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World. Who is the patriarch of the family? How did the power change hands?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character of Ottaline in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World. What are her dreams and fears? What eccentricities does she have?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the narrative style of A Lonely Coast. How is the narrative point of view in this short story different from the others? What effect does this have?
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