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 does the leader of these men order be done with Stobrod and Pangle after they get the answers they needed?

2. What do these men want to know about?

3. What noise attracts Inman to Ada and Ruby's camp?

4. Why does Inman's progress begin to slow in the chapter, The Doing of It?

5. Why does Inman decide to attack the approaching group of men?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Inman find when he finally reaches Black Cove?

2. What do Ada and Ruby find when they come to Stobrod's camp?

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

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

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

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

7. Who helps Inman with his injuries?

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

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

10. Who attacks Sara's home while Inman is there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Inman and Ada barely know one another before Inman goes to war, but Inman is deeply in love with Ada. Discuss how courtship was different in the time period in which this novel takes place. Would a modern woman have waited for a man like Inman return from war like Ada does? Would a modern woman fall in love with a man with such limited contact? Would a modern man imagine a lifetime with a woman he knew such a short time? Did the war affect the affection these two people felt for one another? In what way?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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