The Last Letter Home Test | Final 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. What body part is most injured when the oak tree falls on the person in #161?

2. What is the nature of Kristina's illness?

3. Why do the Sioux Indians begin killing white settlers?

4. In what town were the condemned Sioux Indians hanged in 1862?

5. What does Kristina do when she is comatose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What things does Karl tell Lydia in last letter to her?

2. What is Ulrika's true reason for giving the bridal crown to the village church?

3. What are Karl's feelings about God after the death of Kristina?

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

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

6. What is Kristina's state of mind during her illness and why does Karl not tell her about the ringing church bells?

7. What food does Karl give to Kristina and how does Karl know that Kristina is dead?

8. How does the changing Indian cliff serve as a metaphor for the sorrows of the Sioux Indians?

9. What is the reason that so many people emigrate to Lake Chisago from Sweden

10. How does Ulrika reveal to Karl that she donated the bridal crown to the village church?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Karl Oskar. 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 kind of life does he live? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Fear takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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