Cold Mountain 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. What reason does Stobrod give for wanting to live at Black Cove?

2. What do Ruby and Ada find when they arrive at Stobrod's camp?

3. What does Inman discover as he stops to fill a canteen in the chapter, A Vow to Bear?

4. What causes Stobrod and his companions to become ill in the chapter Naught and Grief?

5. What decision does Inman make about his outlier status?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Stobrod finally confess he wants from Ruby?

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

3. What animal does Inman dream about and later feel responsible for killing?

4. Who comes across Stobrod and Pangle, asking them questions before lining them up in front of a tree and shooting them?

5. What does Inman do in exchange for a hot meal from a grief stricken mother?

6. Who tells Ruby and Ada about the shooting of Pangle and Stobrod? How did this witness survive?

7. Who do Ruby, Ada, Stobrod, and Inman run into on their way to Black Cove?

8. What does Stobrod tell Ruby and Ada to attempt to prove that he has changed?

9. What has caused an illness in Stobrod and his companions?

10. How does Ada react when she first sees Inman? Does Ada react as Inman imagined she would?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss character growth. What is character growth? How is character growth represented in the novel's plot? Which characters show growth in this novel? How? Does Ada show character growth? Who helps Ada to grow? How does this growth affect he people around Ada? What about Ruby and Stobrod? Do they show growth? How?

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

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?

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