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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 wrong with the goat meat?
2. In what car do Mehring and his son ride?
3. Why does Terry call from New York?
4. For what does Mehring think the location of the stone outhouse would make an excellent spot?
5. Why can the orange river lilies be seen?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the Indians think of the locals?
2. Describe Mehring's thoughts about his son and Antonia's hypocrisy.
3. What does Mehring learn about his son? Why is he upset?
4. Why is Jalal's father upset with what his son is painting?
5. How does the disaster affect Mehring?
6. How does Mehring feel about his farm?
7. How do the farmhands spend Christmas day?
8. What is wrong with Phineas' wife?
9. How do the Indians react to Mehring being in their store?
10. Describe the lives of the owners of the Indian Store.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mehring is the protagonist in this book.
Part 1) Describe Mehring.
Part 2) How does his character change throughout the book?
Part 3) Compare and contrast Mehring at the beginning of the book to Mehring at the end.
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
Mehring goes to the Indian Store to purchase gifts.
Part 1) How do the Indians treat him?
Part 2) Why do they treat him this way?
Part 3) How does he react to their treatment?
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