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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. How old was Rosicky when he went to Omaha?

2. How many years older than Mary is Anton Rosicky?

3. Where did Loeffler buy wood from?

4. Who said, "You must take us as you find us, Doctor Ed"?

5. What city did Rosicky think was the finest, richest, and friendliest city in the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why didn't Mary want to sell more cream when the creamery agent tried to persuade them otherwise?

2. What is the doctor's response to Rosicky when Rosicky suggests he just get a new heart?

3. What did Anton Rosicky do when he found out his cousin had moved to America?

4. What are the two years of his youth that Rosicky doesn't like to remember?

5. Why does Rosicky tell the boys he isn't going to let them have the car for a while?

6. Why has life gone well between Anton and Mary Rosicky?

7. What does Rosicky do when he stops by the windmill on his walk home from Rudolph and Polly's home?

8. What did the Methodist preacher encounter when he came to the Rosicky home?

9. What did Rosicky's boys like to do on Saturday nights?

10. Rosicky tells Mary he can do some carpenter work during the winter. What does he tell Mary he will work on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the short story, "Neighbor Rosicky", Anton Rosicky is obviously the protagonist. Who or what in the book would be considered to be the antagonist? What is your reasoning behind this conclusion? Cite specific examples from the story to support your views.

Essay Topic 2

When Rosicky looks back on his life, he doesn't like to think about the two years he spent in London. We first read about his look back on his life in New York. Later in the story Rosicky does reflect on his time in London. Why do you think he finally lets his mind run free and remember the two years he would like to forget? Why did he relate the story of the goose to his whole family when he couldn't bear to remember these hard years?

Essay Topic 3

During the opening lines of the story, "Neighbor Rosicky", we are introduced to Doctor Ed Burleigh. Describe Rosicky and Doctor Burleigh's relationship. Would you consider their relationship to be strictly a doctor and patient connection? Why or why not? How does Doctor Ed feel about Rosicky? How does Rosicky feel about Doctor Ed? What kind of dynamic does their relationship bring to the story?

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