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. Whose birthday is on December 16?

4. What was the name of the skeleton Jeremiah studied in medical school?

5. Who wrote the book that Stube was reading the night that Davy escaped.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did an ambulance have to take Lurvy and another man when Lurvy became sick?

2. Who does Swede have rescue Sunny from the noose and why does that bother Reuben?

3. What worries Dr. Nokes about Jeremiah's pneumonia?

4. Where do the Lands go to hunt geese?

5. Why did Jeremiah suddenly run inside the hospital?

6. What does Reuben feel when he touches his dad during the revival service held by Rev. Johnny Latt?

7. How does Elvis, the prosecutor, describe Israel and Tommy at the opening of Davy's trial?

8. What irregular work did Jeremiah find after being fired from his janitor job?

9. Describe Mrs. DeCuellar.

10. Where was Jeremiah Land when Reuben was born?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the police respond when they learn about Swede's capture by Israel Fisher and Tommy Basca.

Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

When Reuben sees state troopers at gas stations, he begins to realize that someone is waging a war against his family. Discuss why a war is being waged against the Lands. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the troubles between the Land family and Israel and Tommy and how they escalate. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

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