The Emigrants 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. Captain Lorentz concludes that Kristina has __________________.

2. Who is the elderly man who dies on the trip?

3. What reminds the peasants of what they have left behind?

4. For the seamen, the disappearance of ________________ is a bad omen.

5. What do the passengers seem to miss on their journey?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Robert try to teach to Elin prior to their arrival in America?

2. How deeply is Kristina affected by seasickness?

3. What renews the passengers' loyalty to Sweden and the life they left behind?

4. Why does Inga-Lena keep her illness to herself?

5. Describe the long night during which Karl Oskar tends to the very ill Kristina.

6. How does time become an important element in the peasants' lives?

7. What temptation makes this leg of the journey especially difficult for Karl Oskar?

8. What illness does Kristina get after her bout with sea sickness and why is she concerned for her children?

9. To what does Kristina compare her conditions on the ship?

10. Why does Robert begin to question his decision to make the journey to America?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for Karl Oskar's life. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization. Will he ever return to Sweden?

Essay Topic 2

Poverty take on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

Moberg is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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