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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 is Aladdin's father's name?
2. What is Josanna's last name?
3. What does Rancher Croom wear that's homemade in 55 Miles to the Gas Pump?
4. Where did Car go after his men were injured taking cattle in Pair of Spurs?
5. Where was Car taking his cows when one of his men lost his jacket?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Aladdin die in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
2. What did Car do once his wife refused to take him back in Pair a Spurs?
3. According to Ottaline's belief, what object talks to her The Bunchgrass Edge of the World? How does she find it?
4. What led to Car's discovery of his wife's cheating in Pair a Spurs?
5. How does Ottaline meet her "knight" in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
6. What is suggested by the ending of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump?
7. Describe the two main characters of Pair a Spurs. How do they know one another?
8. Describe the narration of Pair a Spurs. What does the exposition relate about Car?
9. Describe the narrative style of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump. What is this story about?
10. What is the narrator's occupation in A Lonely Coast? What do the other women do for a living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Mero, the protagonist of The Half-Skinned Steer, and his journey across America. Why is he traveling? Where is he going?
Essay Topic 2
What is the theme of Job History? Discuss the final lines as they apply to this theme. Is it a happy ending? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Car Scope and Sutton Muddyman in Pair a Spurs. How are these men similar? How do they differ?
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