Peace Like a River Test | Final 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 the name of the horse that Davy is riding when Reuben spots him from the barn at Roxanna's?

2. When is Birdie's birthday?

3. What Bible character does Swede compare Jeremiah to at the beginning of Chapter 13?

4. What do the Lands have for supper when they arrive at the Shultz's in the Airstream?

5. When does Roxanna say that Butch Cassidy died?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Reuben's dream the first night the Lands stay at Roxanna's.

2. What does Swede say to persuade Jeremiah to leave Linton?

3. Why does Jeremiah go driving with Andreeson?

4. Why does Swede decide not to argue about going to bed at the Shultz's?

5. How did Roxanna's mother die?

6. What do the Lands and Roxanna eat during the picnic in the Badlands?

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

8. What reasons did Swede present to persuade Jeremiah to allow her to bring her Mexican saddle on their journey in the Airstream?

9. Why does Andreeson believe that Davy is in the Badlands?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Swede does not know that her father performs miracles until the time they elude state troopers searching for them. Discuss why Swede doesn't know about the miracles and how she responds when she learns about them. 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

After Reuben earns money tearing down a corncrib, he has to decide how he will spend the money. Discuss how Reuben decides to spend his money and why he decides to spend it that way.

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