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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Ruby and Ada find when they arrive at Stobrod's camp?
2. Why has Inman begun to fast as he reaches Cold Mountain?
3. What happens to the mother bear that is attempting to protect her cub from Inman?
4. What does Ruby instruct Ada to do while she is in town trading for beef?
5. What do Ruby and Ada allow the messenger to do as they leave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Ada? Where has Ada come from? What kind of education does Ada have? Why? Is Ada's education typical of women who live in Cold Mountain? Why does Ada live in Cold Mountain? Why does Ada refuse to leave Cold Mountain when her father dies? How does Ada care for herself? Why does Ada not know how to cook?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss slavery. What is slavery? Was the Civil War about slavery? In what way? How is slavery represented in this novel? What do the main characters think of slavery? Did any of them own slaves? How did slavery affect their lives? How did the war affect their lives? How do the two things compare as far as their impact on the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Death is a theme of the novel. Why is death a theme of the novel? Why is Monroe obsessed with death? Is Monroe obsessed with his own death, or the death's of other people? How did the death of Monroe's wife affect his feelings about death? Is Inman obsessed with death? Why is Inman convinced every day will be his last?
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