Final Test - Hard
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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 dislike about housework?
2. When did Polly and Rudolph begin to be friends?
3. How many sisters does Polly have?
4. What is Polly wearing when Rosicky comes to their home?
5. What pleases the older boys as much as the "little fellow"?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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