Legends of the Fall Test | Final 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. How does Tristan complete the mission?

2. Sonia asks Nordstrom to visit her where?

3. Alfred returns home to Washington DC, where Susannah is suffering from what?

4. Nordstrom spends the night doing what?

5. At a celebratory dinner, they all watch another party which is rich from what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What takes place during Sarah and Nordstrom's meeting?

4. What does Nordstrom discuss with his psychiatrist?

5. How does Tristan play a role in Susannah's suicide?

6. How does Tristan spend seven years with his new wife?

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

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

9. How does a woman end up with Samuel's gold pocket watch?

10. How does Isabel Two die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nordstrom's encounters with Berto and Slats are significant.

Part 1) Describe the encounters. How does Nordstrom handle these situations?

Part 2) What do these encounters reveal about him?

Part 3) How do these encounters change Nordstrom's life? How do the events prior to these encounters influence his behavior during these encounters?

Essay Topic 2

Laura and Nordstrom's relationship is sexual.

Part 1) How does this affect their marriage? Why does it affect their marriage this way?

Part 2) How does this reflect Nordstrom's feelings about himself?

Part 3) How does their relationship affect their daughter? How does Nordstrom go about remedying his relationship with his daughter? What are your feelings about how he does this? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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