Legends of the Fall Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does Amador remind Cochran to be patient?

2. What happens when Miryea becomes coherent enough of her surroundings?

3. Of what does Amador warn Cochran?

4. Why does the friend suggest that Cochran leave the mission soon?

5. Nordstrom comes out of the woods and goes where?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tristan escape the hospital? What does he do after his escape?

2. What takes place at the meeting between Nordstrom, Sarah, and Slats?

3. What are the consequences for Tristan's beating of the officer?

4. What does Tibey do to try to make amends?

5. What does Tibey do after Cochran is thrown out of the limo?

6. How do the boys learn of Samuel's death? How does Tristan react to his death?

7. What does does Nordstrom do on his way to his appointment with the psychiatrist?

8. For what does Cochran prepare? How does this hurt him?

9. Why does Ludlow send One Stab to Helena?

10. What does Cochran do while he recuperates?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nordstrom does not respect himself.

Part 1) Why does he not respect himself? How does he show this?

Part 2) How do Nordstrom's feelings towards himself affect the decisions he makes and his relationships with others?

Part 3) How do Nordstrom's feelings about himself change as the story progresses? How do these changes take place?

Essay Topic 2

Tristan's response to Samuel's death is surprising.

Part 1) How does Tristan react? Why might he react this way?

Part 2) How do others treat him, because of his reaction? Why?

Part 3) How does Tristan's reaction and feelings about Samuel's death affect him throughout the rest of his life? How does his behavior affect those around him?

Essay Topic 3

Nordstrom has a preoccupation with sexuality.

Part 1) How is this reflected in his relationships? What might cause this preoccupation?

Part 2) How does his sexuality change throughout the story? With what other events do these sexual or lack of sexual feelings parallel?

Part 3) Would you consider this preoccupation normal? Why or why not?

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