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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 did Ivan feel he could do in the presence of his cousin with Katerina?
2. What did Katerina notice about Mother's place?
3. What does Ivan ask the children of the village for?
4. What did Yaga make Ivan do?
5. What was the name of the next door neighbor's dog?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does coupling and pregnancy affect Katerina's ability to utilize her power?
2. What information does Bear give to Katerina to help her?
3. Why did Mikola not write down his spells, despite the fact that he had thought about doing so?
4. Why is Ivan troubled with continuing and finishing the last few touches of his dissertation?
5. What was the argument that Katerina made when there were objections to the utilization of witchcraft?
6. How does Bear react when he is freed?
7. How does Ivan deduce that Katerina and him should not be on the plane they got on?
8. Why doesn't Ivan want to bring rockets into Taina?
9. What choice does Ivan give his children that he didn't have himself?
10. How was Ivan tangled up in people's expectations of him on his wedding night, and his behavior?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ivan explains to his son how they can't bring certain medicines back from their time to the time of Taina. Discuss not only Ivan's rationale for this, but also other potential ramifications of medicines being created in the early 900's. Explain the kinds of impacts that would have, and the ripple effect of the introduction of modern medicine to an ancient people.
Essay Topic 2
Card provides a background story for Yaga that creates sympathy for her. Suggest reasons why Card does this, and doesn't create a background story for Katerina, regarding how she grew up, or Dimitri for why he is so quick to anger, or Bear for how he became a God.
Essay Topic 3
Compare the culture of Taina to places where such cultural considerations are still practiced and present. Explain what limitations would need to be in place for such a culture to survive in the modern world, and what limitations are actually in place to ensure this survival.
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