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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who buries people if they die in the country?
2. What does Rosicky's life seem like to Doctor Ed?
3. Until when does Rosicky tell the boys that the car is going to be used?
4. Where does Rosicky find a bib apron in Polly's house?
5. What does Rosicky think about when he sees the Jerusalem cherry trees?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story, "Neighbor Rosicky", Anton Rosicky is considered to be a city boy whereas Mary Rosicky is described as a country girl. Compare and contrast these two characters. Do they make a good couple? How do their personalities differ and is this beneficial to their relationship? Why or why not? How is Anton strong for Mary? How is Mary strong for Anton? Would you consider their relationship equal? Why or why not?
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?
This section contains 350 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)