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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jim vow to Antonia before he leaves the farm?
2. What does Mrs. Harling give Jim as a graduation present?
3. What does Jim say he and Antonia will always share?
4. Who does Jim see as the inspiration for all poetry?
5. Who does Tiny convince to move to San Francisco with her?
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes My Antonia explores is transformation or metamorphosis. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Death plays an important role in this novel. Write an essay:
1) describing the ways death is portrayed in the novel
2) examining the significance of death in the plot and character development
3) arguing what you believe the author is trying to say about mortality through the novel.
Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
The influence of men on Antonia's development is a recurring topic in My Antonia. Select two of the following men and discuss the relationship between him and Antonia. Focus your discussion on the ways the the man does or does not influence her development in a positive way. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
3) Mr. Shimerda
4) Larry Donovan
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