Legends of the Fall Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tristan do to the officer?

2. Tristan finally tells Susannah of his plans to meet his grandfather where?

3. What does Nordstrom ask Phillip's friend, the Sephard, to arrange?

4. They stop for the night at a homesteader's home where Samuel does what?

5. What does Nordstrom think about what Phillip says?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Susannah commits suicide.

Part 1) Why does she commit suicide? What foreshadows her suicide? Could her suicide have been prevented? Why or why not?

Part 2) What role does Tristan play in Susannah's suicide? How could he have acted differently to possibly prevent this act?

Part 3) How does Tristan learn of Susannah's death? Why does he learn about it in this way? What does this reveal about Alfred?

Part 4) How does her death affect the other characters and the plot of the story? How might the story have ended if she had not died? Use the text to support your response.

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