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

2. What type of vehicle do the Lands drive when they go hunting at Shultz's place?

3. What does the Land family have for breakfast on Swede's birthday?

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

5. When do the Lands leave Roofing in the Airstream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when Swede chases the goose shot by Reuben?

2. What presents does Swede receive for her birthday?

3. Where did the medical school that Jeremiah attended get a skeleton?

4. Why did Jeremiah suddenly run inside the hospital?

5. What happens to Swede while Reuben and his father attend church?

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

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

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

9. Why does Reuben resent that Jeremiah healed Mr. Holgren?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss what Reuben and Swede believe about miracles using examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between the DeCuellars and the Lands. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the relationship between Waltzer and Sara.

Support your statements with examples and quotes from the


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