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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 differ from her brother Ambrosch?
(a) Ambrosch is much harder working than Antonia.
(b) Ambrosch is mean but Antonia is kind.
(c) Ambrosch is much more social than Anotnia is.
(d) Antonia is mean but Ambrosch is kind.

2. What does Jake find under the manger in the barn where Mr. Shimerda's body is found?
(a) Krajiek's ax
(b) Grandfather Burden's ax
(c) A gun
(d) Money

3. Which of the Harling children helps his/her father with the family business?
(a) Charley
(b) Nina
(c) Sally
(d) Frances

4. What does Mr. Shimerda promise to give Jim when he is older?
(a) Antonia's hand in marriage
(b) Fatherly advice
(c) His gun
(d) His farm

5. Which of the following does Grandmother Burden not teach Antonia?
(a) Housekeeping
(b) To read English
(c) Basic math
(d) To cook

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is Ambrosch delighted when he hears Jake sold a pig in town?

3. How has Mr. Harling made his money?

4. How many days pass before Mr. Shimerda's body is buried?

5. What becomes of Peter when Pavel passes away?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Shimerda family (as they are introduced in Chapter 3)

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

3. What reaction do the Harlings have to Antonia's interest in the dances in the tent?

4. What change in Jim's life occurs in the first chapter of Book 2? How does it affect him?

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

6. Describe Blind d'Arnault and his journey to become a pianist

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

8. What change occurs in Black Hawk in the Spring? How does this affect the people living there?

9. Describe Antonia's relationship with her father

10. Describe Jim's first impressions of the Nebraska landscape. Why do you think he responds in this way?

(see the answer keys)

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