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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. From whom does Karl receive a letter?
2. Kristina tells Karl that her doctor's appointment was ___________________.
3. What news is Kristina hesitant to tell Karl?
4. Kristina is pregnant with her ______________ child.
5. Kristina learns that she will die if ______________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What topic does Ulrika bring up to Karl one day which embarrasses him?
2. Why does Kristina compare going to the doctor to immigrating?
3. How do Karl and Kristina differ in their views on the Civil War?
4. What does the Indian cliff symbolize in the story?
5. What decision does Kristina make for herself regarding which religion to follow and how does she show independence in her relationship with God?
6. What is the major point of contention in the religious beliefs among the Swedish Lutheran settlers and Swedish revivalist, Frederick Nilsson?
7. What is the irony of Kristina's praying that her children are not left motherless, and the letter Karl receives from his sister?
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. How do Karl's religious beliefs differ from Kristina's?
10. What is the first rule for immigrants and how does the author use the story of Anders Mansson's suicide to show it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting at the beginning of the novel. Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the two major settings for the novel. Why does Moberg use the settings he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
The theme of man's inhumanity to man will be an important one in the novel. How does the author begin to build this theme? Give examples of man's inhumanity to man throughout the book.
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