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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what season had Håkan and Linus departed from Europe together?
(a) Spring.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Fall.

2. In what kind of landscape is Håkan wandering after he escapes from Clangston?
(a) A desert.
(b) A bog.
(c) A plain.
(d) A forest.

3. About how many teeth in total do the Native Americans give to Lorimer in payment for his medical services?
(a) 1 score.
(b) 3 score.
(c) 2 dozen.
(d) 1 dozen.

4. In what country is Håkan born?
(a) France.
(b) Norway.
(c) Belgium.
(d) Sweden.

5. What is Lorimer's first instinct at the news of the massacre up ahead?
(a) He wants to turn around and run.
(b) He wants to provide medical aid.
(c) He wants to make sure the convoy does not get ambushed.
(d) He wants to disarm the men in his own convoy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of animal does Erik sell in order to pay Linus and Håkan's fare to America?

2. At one point when Håkan is feverish and delusional, he awakens next to what type of dead animal?

3. The Brennans enlist Håkan's help with what task after he joins their expedition?

4. Lorimer identifies the original owners of the teeth presented to him by the Native Americans as what types of animals?

5. Which member of the Brennan family is the first to find Håkan in a terrible state on the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Diaz feature the motif of sound within the scene of the massacre?

2. Who is Lorimer and what are three of his characteristics?

3. Describe a time in the narrative when a metaphor is used to indicate a particular mood.

4. Describe Håkan's experiences in Clangston.

5. Describe the distinctive opening of Chapter 6 and its use of sensory details.

6. Why is the extremely large man a topic of conversation for the other passengers on the ship, other than his size?

7. Who are the Brennans and how does Håkan become involved with them?

8. How does the parting of Håkan and Lorimer come about?

9. How does Håkan finally escape from Clangston?

10. Describe the striking opening image of In the Distance.

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