The Reivers Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Lucius joining his cousin Ike to do?

2. How does Ned want to win back the vehicle?

3. In what drawer in his desk does father keep his pistol?

4. How much does father ask the sheriff to bond the two men?

5. What color shirt is Ned wearing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the story Ned tells Grandfather?

2. How does Chapter 9 express themes of deception and abuse of power?

3. How does Ned train the horse?

4. Describe Ballenbaugh's.

5. How does the final scene in Chapter 4 express the theme of racism?

6. What is the plan to get the horse on the train?

7. What are the elements of virtue and non-virtue that are shown in this chapter?

8. Describe Boon's situation as a retainer.

9. What information does Lycurgus give Lucius in Chapter 11?

10. How does beginning of Chapter 5 describe the transition between Mississippi and Tennessee?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The novel deals with the theme of racism. Do you think America has promoted racism at some points in its history? In what aspects of society do you think it has been promoted? Why do you think that was? How much do students think racism is ingrained into people? Can people stop being racist?

Essay Topic 2

The Reivers is written in three parts. Examine the structure of the novel.

1) In what way does the first few chapters show the importance of a child's upbringing.

2) What themes are developed in the middle part of the novel?

3) Why do you think Grandfather stops Lucius' father from beating him at the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The novel depicts the class system in early 20th-century America.

1) How and why was life changing for the working classes in early 20th-century America? How difficult was it for a member of the lower classes to make an impact on society?

2) What were the role of the upper classes in early 20th-century America? How much control did they have?

3) Do you think there is still a recognizable class system in America? In what ways has it changed?

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