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. Why doesn't Willa think Jesse will harm Lily?

2. What is Willa's first response to Ben's proposal of marriage?

3. What surprises Tess at Lily's bridal shower?

4. Why does Jack have nothing to do with Jim's mother?

5. What wakes Lily briefly as she drifts in and out of sleep?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. At the spa, what does Tess say about Ben and why does she say it?

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

4. Why do the three sisters drive the cattle into the mountains together and what do Willa and Ben discuss during the drive?

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

6. What two women arrive at the ranch for Lily's bridal shower and what does Nate tell Tess when they arrive?

7. Why is Jesse Cooke angry about Adam being shot and what does he vow?

8. What does Willa say to Tess about the sisters being at the ranch in Chapter 22, and how does Tess respond?

9. How do Ham and Willa reconcile after their fight and what does Ham do afterward?

10. What does Tess and Willa fight about in Chapter 18 and what does Tess tell Ben and Ben tell Tess?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Roberts chooses to write the novel as a third person, impersonal narrator. Discuss the following:

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Montana Sky being written in the third person, impersonal narration?

2. Do you think the novel would be more effective in a different point of view? Which one if so? If not why do you think the impersonal narrator works the best?

3. Do you think the narrator in Montana Skya is reliable, i.e., do you believe the narrator is completely unbiased? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze one major theme of Montana Sky. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Montana Sky. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme? If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in Montana Sky? Which theme in Montana Sky speaks to you the most in your life? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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