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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. What became of Antonia's marriage to Larry Donovan?
2. What does Jim plan on studying after graduating Harvard?
3. Who does Jim see a photograph of while waiting for his grandparents?
4. Why does Jim stop attending the dances at the Fireman's Hall?
5. Where does Cuzak take his son when they are in the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Mr. and Mrs. Cutter respond to the incident in the Cutters' home between Jim and Wick?
2. How does Jim describe the experience of going to the theatre?
3. Summarize the story of Antonia and Larry Donovan's failed attempt at marriage (as told by Widow Steavens).
4. Why does Jim believe he will never be a brilliant scholar?
5. Summarize the story Rudolph tells about the Cutters.
6. How does Jim's grandmother react to Jim attending dances at the Fireman's Hall? How does Jim respond?
7. Describe Antonia's preparations for marriage.
8. Describe Gaston Cleric
9. Describe Larry Donovan from Jim's perspective.
10. Describe Jim and Antonia's relationship after 20 years have passed
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
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 3
In the final book of the novel (Book 5) the author abruptly shifts the narrative forward 20 years. In your essay:
1) describe how the last chapter reads differently than the earlier chapters
2) explain why you think the author made this shift
3) react to her choice. Do you think this was the best way to end the novel? Why?
Be sure to use specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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