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. What does Rooster Jim want to continue doing with Hattie that he did with her uncle?

2. For what does Hattie give five dollars?

3. What does Taft say might be a problem in the community?

4. What does Hattie do when she notices the situation with the Mueller children?

5. Who arrives the next morning at Hattie's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hattie's newest challenge in homesteading, and how has Uncle Chester helped?

2. How does Hattie defuse Traft's aggression towards Mr. Saboe?

3. What does the letter from Hattie's uncle Chester say?

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

5. Describe Hattie's initial plowing efforts.

6. Who arrives to pick Mattie up in Wolf Point, and why do they spend the night there?

7. Where does Hattie go to live at age 13, and what is Ivy's reaction to Hattie?

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

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

10. How does Leafie stop some men from running the Mueller's cow to death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of "Hattie Big Sky" and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of "Hattie Big Sky" and why?

3. Which three secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not? Do you think "Hattie Big Sky" ends on a happy note? Why or why not.

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "Hattie Big Sky" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why this story is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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