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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. Who is Pangle?
2. What do Ruby and Ada find when they arrive at Stobrod's camp?
3. What causes one of these men to believe Stobrod and Pangle are holy men?
4. What does Inman dream about in the chapter, A Vow to Bear?
5. In the chapter, Naught and Grief, who has joined Stobrod and Pangle?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who comes across Stobrod and Pangle, asking them questions before lining them up in front of a tree and shooting them?
2. Who helps Inman with his injuries?
3. How does Inman end up at the home of a war widow?
4. What does Stobrod tell Ruby and Ada to attempt to prove that he has changed?
5. Who do Ruby, Ada, Stobrod, and Inman run into on their way to Black Cove?
6. What animal does Inman dream about and later feel responsible for killing?
7. Who tells Ruby and Ada about the shooting of Pangle and Stobrod? How did this witness survive?
8. What has caused an illness in Stobrod and his companions?
9. What does Inman learn about his new companion that leads him to a conclusion about his own future?
10. Who visits Black Cove while Ruby is in town trading apple cider for beef?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Civil War. Why did the author chose to set his novel against the backdrop of the Civil War? How did the war affect the people of the United States during the fighting? How did the fighting affect the soldiers? How is this reflected in the character of Inman? How is it reflected in Ada? In Ruby?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the Home Guard. What is the purpose of the Home Guard? Is Inman afraid of the Home Guard? Should Inman be afraid of the Home Guard? Why does Junior sell Inman to the Home Guard? What has Inman done to attract the attention of the Home Guard? What did Veasey do to deserve to be arrested by the Home Guard? Did the Home Guard have the right to shot their prisoners, including Veasey? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
What was Ada's relationship with her father like? How is it different from Ruby's relationship with her own father? How is it similar? Did Ada's relationship with her father affect her personality? If so, how? Was Ada's relationship with her father harmful? In what way? How could Ada's life have been different if her father had been different?
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