Letters of a Woman Homesteader Test | Final 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. Jerrine thanks Mrs. Coney for which book?

2. Elinore is entitled to how many more acres?

3. On what date is the letter for Chapter 13 written?

4. Elinore describes her house and her _______________ for Mrs. Coney.

5. Elinore and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy stay in the home of the bishop's ______________ wife.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Elinore's friends do around Christmas knowing that she was alone for the holiday?

2. What reason did Elinore give for marrying Clyde?

3. Who was Bishy Bennet and how did Elinore encounter him?

4. What did Elinore report about horse thieves in the area?

5. Describe how Gavotte and the women made a wonderful, surprising Christmas for Molly and her children.

6. What did Elinore note about Jerrine's skills and for which profession she was probably suited?

7. What did Elinore tell Mrs. Coney about her son, Jamie, and her life in general?

8. Who did Gavotte and the others come upon while on the hunting trip?

9. Who was Manuel P.F. and Carlota Juanita and how did Elinore encounter them?

10. What was the nature of the dinner to which Gavotte invited the Stewarts, Mrs. Louderer and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain some of the examples of regionalism found in the book. Can regionalism include more than accents and food? What else encompasses the culture and personality of a region? What are the major differences Elinore found in her new life in Wyoming as opposed to the life she led before homesteading?

Essay Topic 2

Cowboys and cattle drives have a lasting impression on American culture, yet the extensive drives, from state to state, were active for only about a 20-year period. What was the purpose of a cattle drive? How was a cattle drive structured? Who were the personnel included on a cattle drive? What were the advantages and disadvantages of cattle drives to the Wyoming homesteaders?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the process of breaking ground and planting crops. Which crops were experimented with by the homesteaders? Which crops became the staples for Wyoming homesteaders? Are those crops the primary crops for Wyoming yet today?

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