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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mary set down in the middle of the group?
2. Who gave Mary the seeds of the Jerusalem cherry trees?
3. What are the Jerusalem cherry trees full of?
4. When does the weather become very cold in Part 5?
5. What does Rudolph leave in the barn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Rosicky children are described as having natural good manners. What kind of things do the children do for their parents, their siblings, and for guests? Do you think the children's manners actually came naturally? Why or why not? If not, how did they become so helpful and kind? Do you think the Rosicky children are much different from other children? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Rosicky describes the city as a place that is unnatural. What explanation does he give for this conclusion? Why do you think Rosicky feels this way? Do you think all of Rosicky's family members feel this way? Why or why not? Explain your reasoning behind this. How would Rosicky's life have been different if he had stayed in the city? Do you think he would have ever been truly happy spending his life in the city? Why or why not?
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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