Peace Like a River 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 is Tin Lurvy selling on Swede's birthday?

2. What is the name of the principal who hired Jeremiah as a janitor?

3. What operation did Lurvy have six months before his visit on Swede's birthday?

4. What is the name of August Shultz's wife?

5. What is the name of the sheriff who brings the news of Davy's escape?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Roxanna Cawley keep goats in a bathroom?

2. What does Reuben hear and see when he gets up in the night at the Schultz's to use the outhouse?

3. What does Jeremiah tell Reuben when he leaves him to enter the city in the other country?

4. Where do the Lands go to hunt geese?

5. What dread realization dawns on Reuben when he is struggling to breathe in Chapter 19?

6. Why doesn't Reuben get a good-bye kiss from Bethany?

7. Why doesn't Dr. Nickles recommend sending Reuben to the hospital?

8. Why is Jeremiah fired from his job as janitor at the elementary school?

9. What happened two years ago that makes Andreeson believe that Jeremiah can lead him to Davy?

10. Where was Jeremiah Land when Reuben was born?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

While testifying at Davy's trial, Reuben becomes self-confident and prideful. Discuss how and why pride overtakes Reuben when testifying at his brother's trial. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how and why Dr. Nokes uses subterfuge to keep Reuben away from his father when Jeremiah has pneumonia.

Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the reactions of people to the shooting of Israel Fisher and Tommy Basca. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

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