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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what years does the winter snow fall from mid-October to mid-April?
2. What does the minister think about Peder Seier's name?
3. What does Hans Olsa suggest Peder become when he grows up?
4. Why does Hans Olsa ultimately decide to return home during the night in the snowstorm in Book 2, Chapter 4?
5. In which direction is Per looking when he dies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Beret Hansa goes through many ups and downs and her emotional struggle is up front for the reader to experience all through the novel. Discuss Beret's emotional state. How does it change? What prompts her depression? How do her emotion stir her actions? How does her emotional state affect the other members of the community? Where is she emotionally by the end of the novel? Provide examples from the book.
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
Isolation and loneliness are important parts of the novel especially in the beginning when the settlers first come to the place where they will live. Discuss the themes of isolation and loneliness in the novel. How are they exhibited in the novel? Are they experienced by any specific characters or are they a universal feeling? How would these themes affect a pioneer family? Provide examples from the book.
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