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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Ulrika want to go to America?
(a) She wants to practice her religion freely.
(b) She wants to start a business in America.
(c) She wants to find an American husband.
(d) She regards Sweden as a hellhole.

2. Why can Arvid not travel to America?
(a) He won't leave his mother.
(b) He cannot raise the money.
(c) He is afraid of boats.
(d) He is afraid of Indians.

3. Which of the following is NOT true about Captain Lorentz?
(a) He lives on sea.
(b) He has a peg leg.
(c) Harbors humiliate him.
(d) He likes the sea.

4. Which of the following is NOT included in the items Karl Oskar packs for the trip to America?
(a) Knives.
(b) Gun.
(c) Horseshoes.
(d) Chisels.

5. On the way to Karishamn, Robert ____________________.
(a) goes to church.
(b) is caught by his master.
(c) meets a pretty girl.
(d) breaks his leg.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Robert's first job?

2. How can Karl Oskar's personality best be described?

3. With whom does Robert share a room?

4. Who does Aron send to find Robert?

5. What does Aron use to flog Robert?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Danjel Andreasson, and what are his religious beliefs?

2. How does Karl Oskar turn the news of Kristina's pregnancy into a positive?

3. What economic impact do Danjel's religious beliefs have on the village?

4. What news makes Kristina especially frightened about their upcoming journey?

5. Who are the characters who comprise Karl Oskar's family?

6. What is the vision that Danjel feels compelled to follow, and how is his wife conflicted by it?

7. Why is the journey perceived as a morbid occasion by Karl Oskar and Kristina's parents?

8. Why is Captain Lorentz unhappy about peasant passengers?

9. What are the good and bad omens at the beginning of Karl Oskar and Kristina's trip?

10. What is the symbolism of the big old chest to be packed for the journey to America?

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