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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. Conway is compared to which mythological character?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Paul Bunyan.
(c) Davy Crockett.
(d) Billy the Kid.

2. What is the name of Conway's father?
(a) William Conway IV.
(b) Richard Conway II.
(c) Eustace Conway III.
(d) Judson Conway I.

3. Where did Conway choose to live?
(a) Woods.
(b) With grandparents.
(c) Mountains.
(d) In a commune.

4. Which is not among the items Conway gifted to Valarie?
(a) Knife sheath.
(b) Hatchet.
(c) Riding crop.
(d) Earrings.

5. Many are shocked that Mrs. Conway would allow her children to play in or near _______________.
(a) The woods.
(b) Water.
(c) Sandpits.
(d) Fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. Conway traveled to which country to scale its cliffs?

2. What kind of boat did Conway use in Alaska?

3. Conway compares which of the following to brilliant music?

4. It is true that Crockett and Boone were both considered to be __________________.

5. Conway believes that man's connection to nature has _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Isabella Bird? Why was she fascinated by the stereotypical American man?

2. Discuss the juxtaposition of Conway's appearance and lifestyle.

3. What type of travel was Conway involved in while in school?

4. Gilbert discusses the history of the American frontier. Examine at least two of the most important items discussed by Gilbert.

5. How does Gilbert compare the American man to the European man?

6. What caused the relationship between Little Eustace and Big Eustace to be healed, even if only marginally?

7. What influence did Karen Conway have over the reconciliation of Little Eustace and Big Eustace?

8. Discuss the purchase of the first parcel of land for Turtle Island Preserve and Conway's plans for it.

9. What about Conway's childhood might shock most modern parents?

10. What behaviors did Conway exhibit that most concerned Donna?

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