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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 book by Jack London prepared L'Amour for rejection?

2. What author did L'Amour think he might emulate at the end of Chapter 6?

3. How many days was L'Amour supposed to work a claim in Chapter 7?

4. How much gold was L'Amour able to pan when he was at the mine?

5. How many books did a woman have that Russian Joe Smith lived with in China?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was infection rare in the earliest days in the mountains?

2. How was L'Amour first able to learn the stories from Iran's great Book of Kings?

3. Why did a woman want a dentist to set a diamond in one of her front teeth?

4. What was Nalanda University?

5. How did L'Amour meet a man named Gillespie?

6. Why did L'Amour say that it was an act of kindness when the Roman soldiers gave Jesus a drink of vinegar on the cross?

7. How did L'Amour keep from being disappointed by the constant flow of rejection slips he received?

8. Once L'Amour could no longer find the books he wanted in library, where did he have to find books?

9. Why didn't L'Amour recommend his way of learning to others?

10. Who was Billy Dixon?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, L'Amour drifted down to the sea for a job. Discuss L'Amour's experiences as a seaman.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 16, when L'Amour began dedicating his time to writing, there were three different types of markets for short stories. Discuss the different types of markets there were for short stories.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss L'Amour mean when he said that t a writer's brain was like a magician's hat.

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