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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who puts the horses to the buggy-rake and takes up the thistles?
2. What ae the boys going to do after they plow the wheat fields?
3. Where was the tailor from that Rosicky met?
4. What kind of car do the Rosickys own?
5. Polly asks Rosicky to tell her about a city; which city is it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In 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.
Essay Topic 2The 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 3Willa 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?
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