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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What color of hair does Polly have?
2. How long ago had Rudolph gone to work in a factory in Omaha?
3. Why does Rosicky tell the boys they can't use the car?
4. Whom is the winter bad for?
5. What does Rosicky ask Rudolph to buy for Polly while they are out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story, "Neighbor Rosicky", Anton Rosicky is considered to be a city boy whereas Mary Rosicky is described as a country girl. Compare and contrast these two characters. Do they make a good couple? How do their personalities differ and is this beneficial to their relationship? Why or why not? How is Anton strong for Mary? How is Mary strong for Anton? Would you consider their relationship equal? Why or why not?
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
In the short story, "Neighbor Rosicky", Anton Rosicky is obviously the protagonist. Who or what in the book would be considered to be the antagonist? What is your reasoning behind this conclusion? Cite specific examples from the story to support your views.
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