Hattie Big Sky Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kirby Larson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what newspaper does Hattie write articles about her life in Montana?

2. About what does Leafie warn Hattie?

3. Where does Hattie wait for a ride to her new home in Montana?

4. What does Hattie discuss with Mr. Ebgard?

5. Why do Chase and Mattie run past Hattie's house without stopping one day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Violet lose part of her tail?

2. How does Hattie make use of her petticoat that her aunt Ivy always insisted upon her wearing?

3. What are Hattie's two animals like?

4. What neighbor does Hattie meet in the local grocery store and what does he tell her?

5. What does Hattie write to Uncle Holt and Charlie and who mails them for her?

6. What is the first homesteading lesson Hattie learns the next morning as she goes to draw water for her coffee?

7. What happens when Hattie is sixteen that jeopardizes her finishing school?

8. What happens the next day after the dance to the Mueller's barn?

9. Describe the interaction between Traft and Hattie on April 2.

10. What happens when Perilee and the children go with Hattie to church?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and sometimes it is the other way around. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think "Hattie Big Sky" is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Understanding the setting, both the place and time, helps the reader to enjoy a novel. Discuss the following:

1. Research Montana of the early 20th century, and then write an informative essay about the social and geographical aspects.

2. Research the treatment of German nationals and immigrants in the United States during WWI, and then write an informative essay about what you learn. Compare the information to what you read in "Hattie Big Sky".

3. Compare/contrast the life of someone in the early 20th century with that of a young person today.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "Hattie Big Sky" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "Hattie Big Sky"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in "Hattie Big Sky" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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