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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Beret call the blizzards?
2. Who protests Peder Seier being baptized by the minister?
3. In what month does the minister arrive to the settlement?
4. What name does Sorine suggest that Per Hansa use as his new name?
5. Where does Henry Solum conduct his school?
Essay Topic 1
The theme or struggle of man versus nature is present in the novel in many ways. Discuss the struggle within the novel. How does nature dictate the success of the men? How does it dictate their daily lives? How are the men successful despite the forces of nature? Explain using examples.
Essay Topic 2
The theme or struggle of man versus himself is present in the novel, specifically through Per Hansa, but it can also be seen in other characters. Discuss this struggle within the novel. How is it present? How does it affect the character involved in the struggle and the other characters in the family or settlement? Provide examples.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the significance of the title of the novel, Giants in the Earth. Who are the "giants" in the earth? What does this label designate? What is the title's relationship to the idea that the Hansa family is used as a means to tell a universal story?
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