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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 taken from Sara's home during the visit by the men who come to Sara's while Inman is still asleep in her bed?
2. What do Ada and Inman discuss after sharing their feelings for one another?
3. What causes one of these men to believe Stobrod and Pangle are holy men?
4. What reason does Stobrod give for wanting to live at Black Cove?
5. How do Ruby and Ada dress as they set out to find and bury the bodies of Stobrod and Pangle?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who tells Ruby and Ada about the shooting of Pangle and Stobrod? How did this witness survive?
2. What animal does Inman dream about and later feel responsible for killing?
3. Who visits Black Cove while Ruby is in town trading apple cider for beef?
4. What do Ada and Ruby find when they come to Stobrod's camp?
5. Who do Ruby, Ada, Stobrod, and Inman run into on their way to Black Cove?
6. Who attacks Sara's home while Inman is there?
7. Who or what does Ruby catch in her trap in the cornfield?
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 helps Inman with his injuries?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Inman? Why is Inman in the hospital? What has Inman done to be there? What war is Inman fighting? What side of the war is Inman fighting for? Why? Does Inman believe in the war? Why or why not? Why did Inman enlist? Why does Inman leave the hospital? Is Inman allowed to leave the hospital? What does Inman hope to find at the end of his travels?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the Trail of Tears. What was the Trail of Tears? How does the Trail of Tears compare to the actions of the Home Guard? How did the Trail of Tears affect the Indians? How did it affect Inman and other character's sympathetic to the Indians? Why does the author mention the Trail of Tears repeatedly in this novel?
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