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 was the name of Mrs. Roosevelt's brother who collected moths in South America?

2. Who is the rancher who pastures cattle on a hillside near Roxanna's?

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

4. What philosopher described hell on his death bed?

5. What does Roxanna offer Reuben when he wakes with a fever in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Jeremiah go driving with Andreeson?

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

5. What does Andreeson tell Jeremiah that the people of Roofing think about the Lands leaving?

6. What does Jape Waltzer look like?

7. How does Swede's poem about Sunny end?

8. Why does Roxanna say that part of the Badlands is on fire?

9. How did Roxanna's mother die?

10. How did Sara come to live with Waltzer and why does she live with him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Davy is arrested, Reuben says that "the whole thing was no less a tornado than the other" referring to a tornado Jeremiah experienced when he was in his twenties. Compare Jeremiah's tornado to the events after the shooting. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

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 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.

Support your statements with examples and quotes from the

book.

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