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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. How old was L'Amour when he obtained his first job?

2. How much did "Little Blue Books" cost?

3. How many books and plays did L'Amour read in 1930?

4. After L'Amour ate his only can of food, how far was it to the town where he was headed?

5. Where did L'Amour eat breakfast with an old man who gave him a ride in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Shorty Harris lose a rich claim?

2. What were bookstores like in Chapter 10?

3. Before L'Amour ended up in Singapore, what were some jobs he had held?

4. Describe the Indian who lived neared the mine L'Amour worked at?

5. What type of work did L'Amour do in a veneer plant?

6. Why did L'Amour work so many jobs?

7. How did L'Amour describe his life?

8. What did L'Amour have to say about plots in stories?

9. 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?

10. What were the "Little Blue Books"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of Chapter 7 is a quote about daring to do hard things. Discuss how L'Amour was a person who didn't hesitate to do hard things.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 6, L'Amour took a job where he was totally alone. Discuss the job and how it affected those who worked there.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 8 L'Amour discussed how writers learn their trade. Discuss L'Amour's view of writing and his efforts to write.

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