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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Polly and Rudolph begin to be friends?
2. What kind of car do the Rosickys own?
3. What kind of man does Rosicky find terrifying and horrible?
4. Who run arm in arm across the fields in the bitter wind?
5. What kind of sofa did Rosicky sleep on at the tailor's home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "Neighbor Rosicky", Mary feeds other creatures and it is described as her natural expression of affection. Of course Mary gives food to her animals and children, but what other ways does Mary "feed" her family? What does Mary find most important in life? Is this the same thing that Anton focuses on? If so, why?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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