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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. After registering with the Marine Services Bureau, how long did L'Amour discover it might take before he would get a job?

2. How long was Doubtful Canyon?

3. What was the name of the magazine that published the first modern stories of science fiction?

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

5. In September, how high would temperatures get in the desert?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did L'Amour have to walk from Death Valley?

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

3. Who had all the advantages when it comes to adventure?

4. 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?

5. What were bookstores like in Chapter 10?

6. What would L'Amour do after being paid for skinning cattle?

7. Who were some army officers who wrote about the Indian and his culture?

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

9. How did L'Amour save himself a lot of hardship?

10. Why did seaman prefer to ship from the west coast?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 1, L'Amour explained his views of what an education was and was not. Discuss L'Amour's definition and views of an education.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapters 1-2, L'Amour discusses his childhood. Discuss L'Amour's childhood experiences and how they influenced his life.

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