Montana Sky 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. What does Ham find when he arrives at the bunkhouse?

2. Why is Lily angry with those at the ranch?

3. Who finds Jim and Willa?

4. How does Lily say she was able to endure her kidnapping?

5. Why is Jesse really angry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Willa and Ham fight in Chapter 29, and what does Ham ask from Willa?

2. Where do Adam and Willa find Jesse's jeep, what does Willa tell him, and what does Lily do about being abducted?

3. What does Willa tell the others about Lily during a dinner party Lily hosts?

4. Why does Jesse grab Lily and how does he get away?

5. What do Willa and Ben do in Chapter 21 and how does Willa feel about it? What does Ben tell her?

6. What does Willa tell Jim after he tells her his story?

7. Why does Lily confront her sisters and the men? What does she tell them?

8. What does Nate tell Ben the morning after the dinner party and how does Ben respond?

9. What happens on the Fourth of July, and what do Willa and Ben do?

10. What does the killer do to Ham and what does he tell Willa?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Roberts chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Roberts chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Nora Robert's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Roberts use too many or too few literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Montana Sky.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Montana Sky. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Montana Sky. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think Montana Sky is successful as a mystery novel? Why or why not?

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Nora Roberts alphabet series? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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