On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What relieved Laura when Prince was stopped after being spooked?

2. How did Laura describe the Ozarks?

3. How much of a down payment did Almanzo want to give on his land?

4. How long did it take for Almanzo to clear all the land?

5. What did the Wilders take a detour in Kansas to see?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Creativity and Curiosity are two traits that Rose sees in her father. How do these traits make him different than other men, and how does this affect his relationships with his wife and daughter?

Essay Topic 2

Laura was fascinated with the Russian immigrants she met. What caused this fascination, and how did it affect her demeanor for the remainder of the trip?

Essay Topic 3

Almanzo is an upbeat man. How does this major feature about him affect the people around him? What are people's first impressions of him, and how does this affect Almanzo's capacity to lead? Make sure you support your answers with examples from the text.

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