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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Beret attack her boys with?
(a) A belt.
(b) A switch.
(c) A spoon.
(d) Her hand.

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

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

4. Who in Per Hansa's family believes the family should travel back east for the winter?
(a) Per Hansa.
(b) Beret.
(c) Store-Hans.
(d) Ola.

5. Who does Per Hansa take with him to meet the Indians?
(a) Sam Solum.
(b) Hans Olsa.
(c) And-Ongen.
(d) Store-Hans.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children are in the Hansa family?

2. What does the place where the ducks live remind Per Hansa of?

3. Which of the following does NOT describe the physical appearance of Per Hansa?

4. How do the settlers celebrate the safe return of the men from town?

5. What animal does Tonseten say he manages to hunt and kill using his crowbar?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Book 1, Chapter 5, a group of settlers comes upon the Spring Creek settlement and, as Per Hansa and the other men are gone, it is left to Tonseten to greet them. What is their nationality? What is Tonseten's reaction to them and why?

2. What business proposition does Torkel Tallaksen present to Per Hansa? What is Per Hansa's response?

3. What does the woman who has been tied in the back of the wagon do while she is at Per Hansa's house?

4. Why are the new people that come upon the Spring Creek settlement in Book 1, Chapter 5 reluctant to stay there? What is Tonseten's response?

5. What happens to the rest of the party that the Hansa family was traveling with?

6. What are the effects of the winter of 1880-1881 on the settlement at Spring Creek?

7. How do the men convince the Solum boys to stay in Spring Creek for the winter?

8. What happens after Per Hansa plants his seeds in the ground in Book 2, Chapter 2? How does Per react?

9. What is the Hansa family doing as the novel opens? Why?

10. Describe Per Hansa's interaction with the Indians in Book 1, Chapter 3. Why do you think he is so concerned about the ailing chief?

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