Cold Mountain Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. Why did Ada and her father move to Cold Mountain?

2. Who attacks Inman as he leaves the area where the settlement was?

3. What is the name of the spell Inman speaks after the fight he is forced into outside the settlement?

4. Who believes parties are a waste of time and energy?

5. Who is Waldo, mentioned in the chapter Ashes of Roses?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are things awkward between Inman and Ada at first? How does this begin to change?

2. Why is Inman in a military hospital?

3. What is Ada's father doing when he dies?

4. What decision does Inman make the following morning about his future?

5. Who is Odell and what story does he tell Inman?

6. Who does Ada think of as she watches the piano moved out of the house?

7. Who comes to the scene Ada and Ruby are watching?

8. On her last night in Charleston, Ada went out on the lake with what person? What do they discuss?

9. Why does Ruby put a trap in the corn field? Why does Ada instruct her to pad the teeth on the trap?

10. What does Inman learn about his new companion that leads him to a conclusion about his own future?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Stobrod begin caring for the simple-minded man who joins the deserters? What does Stobrod hope to gain from this friendship? How does this friendship between her father and the simple man affect Ruby? What does this friendship say about Stobrod's character? Does this friendship show a change in Stobrod's character? How?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss morality. Why does Inman leave the military hospital without permission? Is this against the law? How does this reflect Inman's belief in the war? Should a soldier be forced to fight a war he does not believe in? Why or why not? Should Inman be forced to go back to the war? Should Inman be killed for deserting? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss morality. Veasey is a preacher, but he appears to have no morals when it comes to sex and women. Why does Veasey begin a relationship with Laura when he is engaged to another woman? Why does Veasey want to kill Laura? Why does Inman not allow this murder? Why does Veasey later get into a fight with a prostitute over money? What do these actions say about Veasey's morals?

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