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. At what does Hattie marvel?

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

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

4. Who rides up with a cow?

5. What does Grace tell Hattie to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Hattie go on Sunday where she has not yet been, and how is she initially greeted?

2. What do they have to do with the new baby since she is premature?

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

4. What happens when Hattie goes to visit Perilee?

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

6. What does Mr. Saboe announce?

7. How does Hattie have to go into more debt because of the savings stamp drive?

8. How does Hattie help Mr. Ebgard?

9. What happens when Hattie voices her concern about a pledge of one hundred dollars?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Hattie Big Sky".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of the story. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of the novel. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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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