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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What were there multitudes of in the tailor's home?
2. What does Polly want to do after Rosicky grips her elbows and shows his funny bright eyes?
3. What does the snow leave after it melts?
4. How many years has it been since Dr. Ed has had a vacation?
5. When Rosicky cleans up at Rudolph's house, what does he sweep?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Rosicky looks back on his life, he doesn't like to think about the two years he spent in London. We first read about his look back on his life in New York. Later in the story Rosicky does reflect on his time in London. Why do you think he finally lets his mind run free and remember the two years he would like to forget? Why did he relate the story of the goose to his whole family when he couldn't bear to remember these hard years?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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