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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. Kristina learns that hunger is so bad for the Indians this winter that they are eating ____________________.
(a) buffalo.
(b) animal hides.
(c) tree bark.
(d) their own children.

2. In what month will the apples be ripe?
(a) July.
(b) May.
(c) October.
(d) August.

3. What is the name of the person in #57?
(a) Johan.
(b) Oskar.
(c) Lydia.
(d) Sven.

4. A sand cliff on the west shore of Lake Chisago is shaped like _____________________.
(a) a knife.
(b) a hawk.
(c) an Indian head.
(d) an arrow.

5. What can Karl's family hear from their house?
(a) Roosters.
(b) A babbling brook.
(c) A neighbor's wedding party.
(d) Church bells.

Short Answer Questions

1. Fredrick Nilsson is exiled from Sweden for preaching _____________________.

2. What does Kristina sew for Karl on her new sewing machine?

3. Kristina had brought a seed from which type of tree to plant in America?

4. To what does Old Abe attribute the fact that news travels fast?

5. Karl trusts only _______________ and does not pray.

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Karl finally decide to enlist in the war?

2. How do Karl's religious beliefs differ from Kristina's?

3. What does Karl's anxiety while waiting for Kristina's doctor's appointment signify?

4. What is Dr. Farnley's warning for Kristina which Ulrika tells Karl because Kristina is too shy to talk about it?

5. What is the argument Karl and Nojd have regarding who really owns Karl's land?

6. What are Kristina's beliefs about the way white Christians treat the Indians?

7. How does Karl's rational side emerge when Civil War breaks out in America?

8. What is the author foreshadowing by writing about Karl's dreams of tilling his oak stand and the mention of the church bells?

9. What is the symbolism of the Astrakhan apple tree for Kristina?

10. What is Pastor Stenius' stance on where his religious powers reside and what role does he play in the disruption of the settlers and their religious beliefs?

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