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. 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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Backstories are given about Nordstrom.

Part 1) What are these backstories? What purpose do they serve?

Part 2) Are these necessary to understand Nordstrom? Why or why not?

Part 3) What is significant and/or symbolic about these backstories? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Samuel's death is significant.

Part 1) How does Samuel die? How do his family and friends react? Why do the react this way?

Part 2) Why is his death significant? How does it affect the plot?

Part 3) How different would the story be if Samuel had not died? Why?

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