The Last Letter Home Test | Mid-Book 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. Karl trusts only _______________ and does not pray.

2. Karl insists that they follow the doctor's instructions because it is important for Kristina to get better, despite ___________________________.

3. How many parishioners leave the church to join Fredrick Nilsson?

4. Kristina tells Karl that her doctor's appointment was ___________________.

5. Kristina believes that ______________________ does not affect a connection with God.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What topic does Ulrika bring up to Karl one day which embarrasses him?

3. What are the circumstances in which Karl and Kristina become intimate again?

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

5. What is the major point of contention in the religious beliefs among the Swedish Lutheran settlers and Swedish revivalist, Frederick Nilsson?

6. What is the premise of "The Last Letter Home"?

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

8. Why does Kristina compare going to the doctor to immigrating?

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

10. What is the first rule for immigrants and how does the author use the story of Anders Mansson's suicide to show it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Kristina. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What is her daily life like? What motivates her during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

Karl spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Sven. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

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