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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. How many children does Ulrika have?
(a) 8.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 1.

2. Why does Karl refuse to leave his farm?
(a) Because he thinks he can fight the Sioux himself.
(b) Because he has a cow about to deliver a calf.
(c) Because Kristina can't be moved.
(d) Because he thinks God will save him.

3. Who is the U.S. President who grants a reprieve to 265 of the Sioux Indians sentenced to death?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Theodore Roosevelt.
(d) Andrew Johnson.

4. What does Karl get from Klas Albert in exchange for his daughter?
(a) A harness.
(b) A vacuum cleaner.
(c) A kerosene lamp.
(d) A map.

5. What is conscription?
(a) A Bible verse.
(b) A draft into military service.
(c) An illegal prescription.
(d) A land law.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are there so few men who can help fight against the Sioux Indians?

2. Which one of Karl's son's works for the railroad?

3. How much did the item in #153 cost?

4. What is the plight of the Sioux Indians when the government does not pay them?

5. How does Karl know that Kristina has died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What injury does Karl sustain that will plague him for the rest of his life?

2. What is the state of Kristina's health after three days and how does she behave that frightens Karl?

3. How does Karl behave in the years after Kristina's death?

4. Why does Karl not evacuate to town when the other settlers are doing so?

5. How many Sioux Indians did President Lincoln pardon, and how did the remaining 38 behave on the way to the gallows?

6. Who is William J. Sturgis, and what heroic act did he perform in the duty of warning settlers about the Indian attacks?

7. How does Karl embarrass his sons sometimes when he speaks now that he is older?

8. What is confirmed about Kristina's illness when she has abdominal pain and bleeding again?

9. Why do the Sioux Indians initiate war against the white settlers?

10. What is Karl's perspective on God since he has sustained his injury?

(see the answer keys)

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