My Antonia Test | Final 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. Where does Lena tell Jim that Antonia is now working?

2. What gives Wick Cutter an advantage with the immigrant farmers?

3. To whom does Jim dedicate his speech?

4. What is the basis of the plot in the play "Camille?"

5. Why does Antonia not ask Larry Donovan for a civil marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Mr. and Mrs. Cutter respond to the incident in the Cutters' home between Jim and Wick?

2. Describe Gaston Cleric

3. How does Jim's grandmother react to Jim attending dances at the Fireman's Hall? How does Jim respond?

4. Describe the changes in Tiny Soderball's life from the point that Jim last saw her to present

5. Describe Wick Cutter.

6. Summarize the story of Antonia and Larry Donovan's failed attempt at marriage (as told by Widow Steavens).

7. Describe Jim and Antonia's relationship after 20 years have passed

8. How does Jim describe the experience of going to the theatre?

9. Describe Antonia's preparations for marriage.

10. Describe Larry Donovan from Jim's perspective.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

My Antonia takes place over a time span of nearly 50 years. Discuss the impact of time on the plot and characters in the novel. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

My Antonia is primarily a first person narrative written from the point of view of Jim. Discuss how this fact influences the story. What biases does Jim bring to the story? How would the novel be different if another character was telling the story? Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

One of the topics My Antonia explores is the role and impact of community on the individual. Discuss what the novel has to say about this topic. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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