Dalva Test | Mid-Book 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. Who does Northridge befriend to help them locate land?

2. What year does the story take place?

3. How does Michael describe his first night at the farm?

4. Who goes to a meeting with Michael's chairman?

5. Who is Dalva's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the present Dalva gets when she turns 17.

2. Discuss the meeting with Michael's chairman.

3. What happens when Dalva learns she is being followed?

4. Discuss Dalva's family tree.

5. Why do Ruth and Ted separate?

6. Discuss the letter Dalva receives from Ruth.

7. What happens when Dalva visits Duane when he's dying?

8. What happens while Michael and Lundquist are at the Lazy Daze Tavern?

9. Why does Dalva like Duane?

10. What happens during Dalva and Ted's lunch at a local cafe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of peace and war is shown between the Indians and the white settlers. How is this idea of peace and war used and what effect does this have on the novel?

Essay Topic 2

How are character descriptions used to provide information on characters in the story? What are the benefits of character descriptions used in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and describe the organization of the novel and the pros and cons of this organization.

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