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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What day is it when Ola and Store-Hans come to tell their father that the seeds have sprouted?
2. What happens two days after Per Hansa plants his wheat crop?
3. Who becomes frustrated at Per Hansa's refusal to harvest the wheat when others tell him it is time?
4. What is Per Hansa clutching in his hands when they find his body?
5. Who is Torkel Tallaksen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The men and the women in the novel seem to have very separate and distinct roles in the novel. Describe the different roles in the novel. What are the roles of the men? Are these roles of typical pioneer men? What are the roles of the women? Are these roles of typical pioneer women? How are the men and women separated or characterized in the novel? Provide examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Moving out West and living on the prairie, there are bound to be interactions between Indians and settlers. At times, these can be negative interactions, but there are positive interactions. Do the settlers of Spring Creek have any interaction with the Indians in the novel? Describe these interactions. How do the settlers get along with the Indians? Do you think this was typical of the time? Provide examples of the interactions between settlers and Indians in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how the community of Spring Creek grows over time. Do you think that this is typical of pioneer communities of the time? How were the settlers of Spring Creek so successful when other men and women of the pioneer were not? Explain your answer.
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