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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Polly's oldest sister do for the Methodist choir?
2. How many years has it been since Dr. Ed has had a vacation?
3. Where does Doctor Ed stop his car and sit?
4. How long does Polly keep the hot applications on Rosicky?
5. Which month is as bitter as February?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
When Rosicky sits down and tells Mary about his visit with Doctor Ed, Mary raises her voice and is upset with the news about Anton's heart. Why does Mary act this way? What do you think is running through Mary's mind as she is hearing the news?
Essay Topic 3
Doctor Burleigh thinks of a time when he delivered a baby for a neighbor of the Rosickys who were better off than the Rosicky family. Doctor Ed decides to go to the Rosicky household to have breakfast instead of lingering at the Marshalls' farm. Why do you think Doctor Ed made this decision? What is it about the Rosicky home that makes people feel welcome? What elements in describing the Rosicky home did Willa Cather use to make the reader feel "welcome"? What are the key elements that Anton uses to make people feel welcome in his home? What are the strengths that Mary has to help welcome her guests?
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