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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. When does Karl think that his farm will finally be completed?
2. How much did the item in #153 cost?
3. What food does Sven prepare to give to the Sioux who come to his farm?
4. How many white settlers are left homeless from the Sioux Indian war?
5. How many coffins has Karl built in his life for family members?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Karl's perspective on God since he has sustained his injury?
2. How does the Indian cliff take on a more threatening presence as the Indian attacks increase?
3. Why does Karl decide to send wheat back to Sweden and why does he send his best crop?
4. Which of Karl and Kristina's relatives are killed in the first Indian attack, and who is the only one to survive?
5. Why is Ulrika upset at her son's choice of occupation?
6. How does the changing Indian cliff serve as a metaphor for the sorrows of the Sioux Indians?
7. What is the state of Kristina's health after three days and how does she behave that frightens Karl?
8. How many Sioux Indians did President Lincoln pardon, and how did the remaining 38 behave on the way to the gallows?
9. What injury does Karl sustain that will plague him for the rest of his life?
10. What is confirmed about Kristina's illness when she has abdominal pain and bleeding again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Ulrika. 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 life like? What motivates her during his lifetime?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Moberg uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see the world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe America using only your recall of Moberg's descriptions. How do you visualize rural life in 1860-1890 Minnesota now that you have read Moberg's "The Last Letter Home"?
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