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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What rains down from the strange storm clouds as the men harvest the wheat in Book 2, Chapter 2?
2. What is the name of the Indian settlement where Per Hansa travels to buy furs?
3. Who is Torkel Tallaksen?
4. Why do Per Hansa and his sons sift through the seed before they plant them?
5. What are the names of the couple that Tonseten married?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Giants in the Earth is full of lush description and vivid imagery. Discuss this imagery, using several examples from the book. Where and how does the author use devices such as personification, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, etc.? How do they add to the novel? What impact do they have on the reader?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the hardships of pioneer life. What are the hardships faced by the pioneers in the first year? Do the hardships change in subsequent years? Or does the life get any easier? How do the pioneers note their progression or success in their settlements? Explain using examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Many of the settlers experience a fear of something so the theme of fear is a prevalent theme in the novel. Discuss the theme of fear. How is it present in the novel? What characters exhibit fear? What are the various fears that are expressed by the members of the settlement? How does the fear of the settlers affect them in the novel? Provide examples from the book.
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