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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Antonia show her affection for Charley?
(a) By making him his favorite treats
(b) By playing with him more than Nina
(c) By teaching him to read
(d) By kissing and tickling him

2. What is Blind d'Arnault's talent?
(a) Dancing
(b) Playing the piano
(c) Playing the saxophone
(d) Singing

3. Where in Black Hawk is Antonia hired to work?
(a) The Harlings' home
(b) The Boy's Home Hotel
(c) The Burdens' home
(d) At the school

4. What nickname is Antonia given?
(a) Tony
(b) Shimerda
(c) Anty
(d) Tonia

5. What impact do the dances in Black Hawk have on the townspeople?
(a) The community is ambivalent about the dances.
(b) The dance tent becomes the social center of town.
(c) The community protests the dances.
(d) The dance tent encourages immoral behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Otto do annually on Christmas day?

2. What does Antonia offer Jim when she meets him?

3. How did Blind d'Arnault's mother react to his blindness?

4. What does Jim's grandfather bring home for him after visiting the Shimerdas on Christmas?

5. What does Antonia say was found in the pocket of the tramp who died in the thresher?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the gifts that Jim and his grandparents give to the Shimerdas for Christmas.

2. Describe Peter and Pavel

3. Retell the story Antonia shares with Jim and the Harlings about the tramp and the thresher

4. How does Antonia predict the winter will affect her family differently than Jim's?

5. Why do Jake and Ambrosch come to blows in Chapter 18?

6. Does Antonia attend school? Why or why not?

7. What is significant about January 22 in this novel?

8. What is a rattlesnake cane? What is its importance for the Burdens?

9. How is Jim like the Shimerdas as they both travel to Nebraska?

10. Why do the Shimerdas have difficulty getting Mr. Shimerda buried? Where is he ultimately interred?

(see the answer keys)

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