Neighbor Rosicky 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. What is behind Mr. Rosicky's house?

2. What kind of instrument did Zichec play?

3. How many miles has Mr. Rosicky gone before he comes to the graveyard?

4. Where did Loeffler buy wood from?

5. Where in New York did Rosicky land?

Short Essay Questions

1. What have Mary and Anton agreed upon about life?

2. Describe the Lifschnitz home.

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

4. Why doesn't Rosicky agree to go with Rudolph to the movies when Polly suggests it to him?

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

6. What were Mary and Anton doing on the Fourth of July when it was so hot that it burned up everything?

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

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

9. Why did the doctor stop by last winter for breakfast at the Rosickys'?

10. What conclusion does the doctor come to about the Rosicky family at the end of Part 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the story, "Neighbor Rosicky", both Anton Rosicky and Doctor Ed stop by the graveyard to reflect and find solace. Why do you think the graveyard provides a peaceful place for pondering for both Rosicky and Doctor Burleigh? Why is this country graveyard different from a city graveyard? Describe the physical attributes of the graveyard. Use specific examples from the story.

Essay Topic 2

Rosicky describes embarrassment as the most disagreeable feeling that he knows. Why do you think he feels this way? What are some times in Rosicky's life where you think he may have felt embarrassed and why? Where are some instances in the story where Rosicky may not have felt embarrassed, but someone else may have? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

In the story, "Neighbor Rosicky", there are many times where Anton Rosicky is described in detail. The descriptions used in the story help the reader discover who Anton Rosicky is. Why do you think Willa Cather spent so much time describing Anton's physical appearance? How do these descriptions help shape the reader's opinion of Anton? Use specific examples from the story to support your findings.

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