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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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss setting. What is significant about Cold Mountain? Why did the author chose to set his novel in this place? How do the lives of the people indigent to this area affect the plot? There are a lot of Indian legends in this area. How do those legends affect the developing plot? How would the novel be different without these legends?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Ruby? What kind of education does Ruby have? Where does Ruby come from? How are Ruby and Ada similar? How are they different? Why does Ruby come to live at Black Cove? What does Ruby want to do there? What does Ruby do there? How does Ruby impact Ada's life? Is this for the better? How?

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