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

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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. Nordstrom cooks for twenty before what?

2. Nordstrom tries to talk to Laura about changing his life and gets what instead?

3. What happens after one of Sonia's friends makes a move on Nordstrom?

4. Nordstrom tells Sonia and her boyfriend, Phillip, to invite who?

5. When do Nordstrom and Laura marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the Texan?

2. What does Cochran do while he recuperates?

3. What does Nordstrom do in the tavern?

4. How does Ludlow feel after allowing the boys to go to war?

5. How does Nordstrom's sexual potency return?

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

7. What does Nordstrom write in his diary?

8. What does Cochran's friend offer to do for him?

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

10. What happens after Tibey and Cochran's reconciliation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

A theme of REVENGE is taking control of one's life.

Part 1) How is this a theme? Which characters attempt this? How?

Part 2) Are the characters successful at controlling their lives? Why or why not?

Part 3) How is this theme relevant to real life? How can the reader relate to the characters in this story?

Essay Topic 2

Cochran's feelings of hopelessness are symbolized.

Part 1) Why does Cochran feel hopeless? How is this symbolized?

Part 2) How and why is some of this symbolism related to his hopelessness found throughout the story?

Part 3) How does Cochran deal with his feelings of hopelessness? How does this affect others in the story?

Part 4) When have you felt hopeless? How did you deal with it? How does this help you understand what Cochran is going through?

Essay Topic 3

Many characters in REVENGE feel regret.

Part 1) Why do they feel regret? What are the causes of this regret?

Part 2) How does this regret influence their actions? How does it affect the plot?

Part 3) How could this regret have been avoided? How might this have altered the plot, as well as the outcome of the story?

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