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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Henry Solum offer to Per Hansa for the winter?
2. What does Beret persuade Per Hansa to build?
3. Tonseten says that the settlers should take names that reflect what?
4. What does Per Hansa think his wife's strange behavior is caused by?
5. Who worries about the strain of divine services on Beret?
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
Discuss the style of the novel. Include in your discussion the importance of the title of the chapters, the pacing of the novel, the way the themes are used, and other style elements involved. Provide examples of the author's style and discuss whether the style is effective in this type of novel.
Essay Topic 3
The theme or struggle of man versus man is also present in the novel usually involving the men in the settlement versus men outside the settlement, but there are also struggles within the settlement as well. Discuss the struggles within the novel. How do the men deal with these struggles and how do they get past them? What lessons are learned through these struggles and how do they affect the settlement? Explain using examples.
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