O Pioneers! Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Marie remember about Carl when he was a boy?

2. How does Carl feel after seeing Marie while walking alone one morning?

3. What does Ivar live next to?

4. What does Alexandra tell her brothers she wants to do when she returns home from looking at the riverside property?

5. Why do Oscar and Lou think Alexandra's farm prospered?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alexandra do while looking at the riverside property?

2. What do Lou and Oscar say to Alexandra about Carl while he is visiting the French country?

3. Why do Lou and Oscar take credit for the success of the farm?

4. How do Carl and Alexandra spend their days while Carl is visiting?

5. What question does Alexandra ask Ivar about her hogs, and what is his response?

6. What does Alexandria tell Carl when she meets him in town at the beginning of the book, and how does he respond?

7. How has Alexandra's plan come to fruition at the beginning of Part 2?

8. What does Carl say to Alexandra about Marie during their visit?

9. What does Carl witness between Marie and Emil one morning while walking alone?

10. What kind of hardships has John Bergson faced in his attempts at farming?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

Honor was something that many of the main characters were striving for in this book. Who was most affected by this pursuit, and how did it change the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

Lou and Oscar are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to cite some support and, write a compare/contrast essay about these two characters.

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