Letters of a Woman Homesteader Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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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. Who is snowed in with Elinore in Chapter 8?

2. LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER is a series of _________________.

3. What is Elinore's last name?

4. How many children did the couple in #95 have?

5. What news does Elinore give to Mrs. Coney?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe why the summer of 1909 was a very busy one for Elinore.

2. What offensive comment did Zebulon say to Elinore and how does she react to it?

3. Compare and contrast Sedalia and Regalia Lane.

4. Why did Elinore and Jerrine have to cut their camp out short?

5. How did Elinore start the process of filing her claim for her land?

6. What stirs up Zebulon's interest in going back to his old home?

7. What was in the August 15th, 1910 letter?

8. How did Elinore feel closer to God on the camp out?

9. What is the premise of LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER?

10. Why did Mr. Steward forbid Elinore and Mrs. Louderer from spending Christmas with Mrs. O'Shaughnessy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the early homes in early twentieth century frontier Wyoming, especially Elinore's. How were they usually constructed? How were they furnished? How were they an improvement upon more primitive shelters used by earlier settlers?

Essay Topic 2

Explain law and order on the Wyoming frontier. What were some of the typical crimes committed? What was considered to be the worst offense on the prairie? What was the usual punishment for this offense? How were prisoners detained in such primitive environments?

Essay Topic 3

Why were social visits so welcome among the Wyoming homesteaders? What was the nature of a typical social call from one family on another? What were some of the social events held so that groups of homesteaders could meet and form friendships? What were the usual activities that would occur at these events?

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