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 chief of the North Dakota State Patrol.

2. What river do the Lands come upon after leaving Linton?

3. What food is cooked in a Dutch oven the first time that Reuben visits Davy at Waltzer's cabin?

4. What type of car did August give Davy when he left the Shultz's?

5. What philosopher described hell on his death bed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the posse find when they reach Waltzer's cabin?

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

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

4. Why don't Reuben and Swede swear their oath to trust Roxanna in blood?

5. Why doesn't Jeremiah stop to get gas at the end of Chapter 12?

6. What does Reuben tell himself when nervously waiting for Davy in Chapter 17?

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

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

9. Why does Jeremiah go driving with Andreeson?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Because of a particularly bad asthma attack and his worries about his brother, Reuben seems to lose his faith. Discuss how and why Reuben loses and then regains his faith. 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

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.

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