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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 is president of the United States that first year that Rob and Angus are homesteading?

2. How much do the passengers have to pay for mattress, tin, and soap on board ship?

3. In what month does Archie Findlater lose half his band of sheep to a blizzard?

4. From January 10 to January 22, 1891, what does the thermometer never rise above?

5. When was the Starvation Winter as the Blackfeet called it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Angus's father's grandfather, Alexander McCaskill, help to build?

2. Why do Ninian, Donald, Archie, and Willy come to see Angus one evening?

3. How do Rob and Angus claim the land that they want to homestead?

4. What advice does "Crofutt's Trans-Atlantic Emigrants" Guide give individuals who are considering emigrating?

5. Why do the bumboats dock against the steamship Rob and Angus are taking to America?

6. How did Lucas lose his hands?

7. What is some of the first work that Rob and Angus get done on their homesteads?

8. Why don't Rob and Angus eat some of their sheep during the long winter of early 1891?

9. What family does Rob leave behind in Nethermuir?

10. What does Angus tell about his family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When they marry, both Angus and Adair want children, soon and several. Discuss the importance of children to Angus and Adair.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the influenza epidemic and how it affected Scotch Heaven.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the climate and weather in western Montana where Angus and Rob homestead and how the weather and climate affect their lives.

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