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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of animals is pulling the gypsy cart?
2. The girl's grandmother claimed that men of __________ are always successful except in times of war.
3. What do Boyd and the girl do that surprises Billy?
4. How was the man blinded?
5. What new item does Billy have with him for this trip into Mexico?
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.
Essay Topic 2
THE CROSSING is written in the Western genre. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Boyd Parham. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point?
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