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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Beret trip over as she leaves the house after a fight with Per Hansa, at the end of Book 1, Chapter 4?
(a) A child's toy.
(b) The cow.
(c) Her own shoe.
(d) A plow.

2. What kind of food does the Hansa family have to eat every night?
(a) Raisins.
(b) Porridge.
(c) Rice.
(d) Beef.

3. Who gives the new Norwegian settlers a tour of Spring Creek?
(a) Kjersti.
(b) Beret.
(c) Ola.
(d) Tonseten.

4. What does Per Hansa find on his plot of land when he first goes to inspect it?
(a) A gun.
(b) A grave.
(c) A garden.
(d) A fox.

5. Who does Per Hansa send down to the creek to look for the missing cows?
(a) Ola.
(b) Store-Hans.
(c) Hans Olsa.
(d) Beret.

6. Who tells Beret about the argument between the settlers of Spring Creek and the men of the large caravan?
(a) Per Hansa.
(b) Store-Hans.
(c) Kjersti.
(d) Hans Olsa.

7. How many men are in the first group of Norwegian settlers that come to Spring Creek?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Five.

8. What does Per Hansa do after he finds the stakes in the ground?
(a) He removes them and hides them.
(b) He goes to inquire about them in town.
(c) He leaves them where he finds them.
(d) He immediately tells Hans Olsa about them.

9. Which of the following do the men bring back from their trip to town for Per Hansa?
(a) A mowing machine.
(b) A plow.
(c) A bottle of whiskey.
(d) A horse.

10. How do the settlers celebrate the safe return of the men from town?
(a) Have a big dinner.
(b) Drink liquor.
(c) Dance.
(d) Exchange gifts.

11. What does the name And-Ongen mean?
(a) The kitten.
(b) The mother.
(c) The ugly one.
(d) The duckling.

12. Where do the settlers have to go to make their claim to the land official?
(a) Sioux Falls.
(b) Des Moines.
(c) Hillside Colony.
(d) Silver City.

13. Where is the Hansa family headed?
(a) Utah Territory.
(b) Dakota Territory.
(c) California.
(d) Minnesota.

14. Who is most upset that Rosie is missing?
(a) Per Hansa.
(b) Store-Hans.
(c) Ola.
(d) Hans Olsa.

15. Where do the settlers wait for Per Hansa to return from searching for the cows?
(a) At Henry Solum's house.
(b) At Hans Olsa's house.
(c) At Beret's house.
(d) By the creek.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book 1, Chapter 1, what is the family doing?

2. What is the name of Hans Olsa's wife?

3. As the novel opens, what time of day is it?

4. What does the name Store-Hans mean?

5. What is it that the settlers are particularly afraid of?

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