My Antonia Test | Mid-Book 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 does Anton Jelinek believe the Shimerdas are not concerned about having a priest perform Mr. Shimerda's funeral?

2. What gift do Jim's grandparents give him when he comes to live with them?

3. Who does Jim's grandmother hire to help her work in the house during July?

4. Why does Jim come to live with his grandparents in the first chapter of the book?

5. Who sold the Shimerda family their home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Hardings' household change when Mr. Harling comes home from work?

2. Describe the Harlings.

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

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

5. Describe Antonia's relationship with her father

6. How does Mrs. Shimerda act when she and Antonia visit the Burdens after the thaw? How does Jim respond to her?

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

8. Describe Jim's experiences when he is housebound due to illness

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

10. Retell the story about Lena being responsible for Antonia's feelings about the girl.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the themes My Antonia explores is perseverance. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

My Antonia is divided into four distinct books. Compare and contrast two of the books in this novel. Focus on:

1) the plot development

2) character development

3) themes presented in the book

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

There are several characters who influence the person that the narrator becomes. Select the two characters who you believe have the greatest impact on his development and:

1) describe each character's actions or beliefs as they relate to Jim

2) discuss the impact of this character on Jim's life and personality

3) discuss why you selected each particular character. What about each character made him/her more of an influence on Jim than others?

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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