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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Rosicky reaches the windmill he sways and catches what?
2. What is Polly wearing when Rosicky comes to their home?
3. What happened when Rosicky came to meet his cousin in London?
4. Which month is as bitter as February?
5. How many acres of corn do the Rosickys have?
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
Rudolph is Anton Rosicky's oldest child. There are things that Rosicky and Rudolph do not agree or see eye-to-eye on. What are some of the things that Rudolph wants in life that Rosicky doesn't care to deal with? Why do you think Rudolph wants more than what his father has? Do you think Rosicky minds that Rudolph has this opinion? Why or why not? Describe the relationship between Rudolph and his father. Use specific examples in the story to include with your description.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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