Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Leafie do when she observes who is with the cow?
2. What does Mr. Saboe announce at dinner?
3. What do Perilee and the children do with Hattie on Sunday?
4. Where does Traft offer to take Hattie?
5. Why does Hattie go over to talk to Perilee?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the interaction between Traft and Hattie on April 2.
2. What are Hattie and Perilee working on as Perilee waits to deliver her baby, and what does Perilee promise?
3. What news does Jim bring and what is Hattie's reaction?
4. What neighbor does Hattie meet in the local grocery store and what does he tell her?
5. Where does Hattie go on Sunday where she has not yet been, and how is she initially greeted?
6. How does Leafie stop some men from running the Mueller's cow to death?
7. What happens when Hattie is sixteen that jeopardizes her finishing school?
8. How does Hattie help Mr. Ebgard?
9. What does Charlie write to Hattie in a somber letter?
10. What do they have to do with the new baby since she is premature?
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.
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss "Hattie Big Sky" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1, and judge if "Hattie Big Sky" is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "Hattie Big Sky" a successful novel? What about teens?
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think "Hattie Big Sky" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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