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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 think Hattie needs?
2. Why does Hattie go through Chester's trunk again?
3. What does Rooster Jim have when he comes towards Hattie?
4. What does Hattie manage to do despite her fears?
5. What day has been declared National War Savings Day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens after Hattie and the others who are threshing see big, black clouds rolling in?
2. What troubling news does Rooster Jim bring to Hattie, and what is the outcome?
3. How does Hattie learn about birthing babies the hard way?
4. What happens to Hattie that Traft helps her?
5. What happens when Hattie voices her concern about a pledge of one hundred dollars?
6. Why does Traft say about the fire in Hattie's barn when he comes by to see her after the July 4th picnic?
7. How does Rooster Jim end up on top of a hay bale?
8. What has Hattie been doing at night to fight the heat?
9. What has Perilee asked of Karl concerning the harassment of them because Karl is German?
10. What does Hattie think about after witnessing events at the Ren homestead?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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