The Conservationist 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. How does Mehring feel as he takes in the scene: river, reeds and willows?

2. Why is Mehring not a true farmer?

3. What blows garbage from the camps and industrial sites into the air?

4. What does Jacobus reassure the men who do not have proper work papers?

5. What does Mehring own?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mehring believe is the cause for the fire?

2. What does Jacobus do when he finds a dead body? Where does he find it? What does Mehring do?

3. What do the police do once they are notified about the dead body?

4. What does Jacobus learn about available work for the men?

5. Who is Merhring?

6. What is known about the corpse?

7. Why do Mehring and his son argue?

8. Who are Kurt and Emmy?

9. How do the Indians feel about the police investigation?

10. What do the farmhands think about what happened to Solomon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Solomon is beat up badly by two men.

Part 1) Describe this scene.

Part 2) What are possible reasons for his abuse?

Part 3) Why does Solomon risk his life? Compare him with others in our society who also risk their lives for those they love.

Essay Topic 2

The laborers have a celebration.

Part 1) Describe the celebration.

Part 2) Does Mehring take part in the celebration? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why is a celebration good for the laborers?

Essay Topic 3

The owners of the Indian Store live in constant fear.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) Describe their living conditions.

Part 3) Compare and contrast these illegal immigrants to illegal immigrants found in the United States.

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