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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 embarrassment as the most disagreeable feeling that he knows. Why do you think he feels this way? What are some times in Rosicky's life where you think he may have felt embarrassed and why? Where are some instances in the story where Rosicky may not have felt embarrassed, but someone else may have? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the simple things that Anton Rosicky enjoys in life. Does this make Rosicky an easy target for neighbors and townspeople to ridicule him? Why? Do you think Rosicky cares what other people are saying about him and his simplicity? Does Rosicky find ultimate joy in the simplicity of his life? If so, how? What simple things does Mary learn to enjoy from Anton? Do you think Mary helps Anton appreciate the simplicity of his life? How? Does Anton's family share the same simple life views? Does Doctor Ed share these views?
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