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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom is the winter bad for?
2. What were there multitudes of in the tailor's home?
3. What color of geranium does Mary have in bloom for Christmas?
4. Which month is as bitter as February?
5. What is Polly wearing when Rosicky comes to their home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rudolph is Anton Rosicky's oldest child. There are things that Rosicky and Rudolph do not agree or see eye-to-eye on. What are some of the things that Rudolph wants in life that Rosicky doesn't care to deal with? Why do you think Rudolph wants more than what his father has? Do you think Rosicky minds that Rudolph has this opinion? Why or why not? Describe the relationship between Rudolph and his father. Use specific examples in the story to include with your description.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the story of "Neighbor Rosicky", there is an underlying theme of pride. Rosicky has great pride in his family, in his profession, and in his land. Why does Rosicky feel pride for his family? Why does he feel pride for his land? Why is Rosicky proud of the choice he made to come to the country and farm the land? Does Rosicky's pride seem boastful? 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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