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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the snow leave after it melts?
2. How many fellow workmen had Rosicky helped bury in the tailoring trade?
3. What does Rosicky's life seem like to Doctor Ed?
4. What happened when Rosicky came to meet his cousin in London?
5. Rudolph claims he can make good wages railroading or where?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Willa Cather uses flashbacks often in her story, "Neighbor Rosicky". What benefit to the reader do the flashbacks provide? What connections to Rosicky did you feel after reading the flashback sections? Do you think Cather used the flashbacks too much, too little, or just right? Why? How would the story be different if there were no flashbacks provided?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Rosicky enjoyed a good life while in New York. What do you think finally pushed him to the point that he wanted more from life? Why was his life not as fulfilling as some people might have thought? Do you think Rudolph would have been happy with the life that Rosicky led in New York? Do you think Polly would have enjoyed a life with Rudolph better in the city? Why or why not? Do you think Polly will become accustomed to living in the country? Why or why not?
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