Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Test | Final Test - Hard

Donald McCaig
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 150 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the surgeon who cut off the head of a black soldier and autopsied it?

2. Who stumbles into Alexander's camp in Part IV, Chapter 54?

3. What is the name of Silas's ship that he is awaiting the arrival of in Part IV, Chapter 53?

4. Where does Duncan return to two days after Christmas in Part IV, Chapter 60?

5. What is Alexander's explanation for why he is a member of the renegade group?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the girl that is interviewing Marguerite tell her she is getting continual pressure to do in Part III, Chapter 39?

2. What do the Union soldiers take when they stop Marguerite and her servants on the road as they leave Wilmington?

3. What does Jesse learn that the surgeon name Potts has done that upsets him?

4. How does Catesby die after the battle in Spotsylvania?

5. What happens at the Appomattox Courthouse that Duncan and Thomas Byrd are present at in Part IV, Chapter 68?

6. What does Duncan tell Sallie about Midge when she comes to visit him in the hospital?

7. While traveling on their way home from a prayer meeting, what does young Seth Danzinger talk about with Alexander?

8. How do Jesse's men react after he reads them the Gettysburg Address?

9. How does Jesse describe Abraham Lincoln after he sees him coming down the road in Part IV, Chapter 52?

10. How does Marguerite take control of the situation when Mingo leaves Kizzy pregnant and distraught on the road out of Wilmington?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Description is the fiction-writing mode for creating a mental image of a story. Examine the use of description in "Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War". How does the author graphically describe life in Virginia during slavery and the Civil War? How are the characters described? How does the author use dialogue, imagery, and even sentence structure to help describe?

Essay Topic 2

Duncan and Midge have a tumultuous relationship, which is a very important conflict in "Jacob's Ladder". Analyze Midge and Duncan's relationship and its overall effect on the story. Where are they from? How did they meet? What do they look like? How do they feel about each other? Do they trust each other?

Essay Topic 3

Marguerite tells many stories of several different characters throughout the story. This is a literary device that writers use called a story-within-a-story. Explore the author's use of the literary device story-within-a-story in the novel "Jacob's Ladder". Is the author using stories-within-a-story to give it a more historical feel? Or is the author using stories-within-a-story to give background about particular characters or events? How is this literary device effective in the novel "Jacob's Ladder"?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 929 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War from BookRags. (c)2022 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.