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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. In what month is Karl's oak stand cleared?
2. What does Kristina do when she is comatose?
3. Where do the men evacuate the women for safety from the Indians?
4. How many days does it take for Kristina's delirium to break?
5. What disappoints Karl about Marta's wedding?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is William J. Sturgis, and what heroic act did he perform in the duty of warning settlers about the Indian attacks?
2. What does Karl learn about why Klas Albert had paid for the wheat shipment back to Sweden?
3. What item does Klas Albert convince Karl to buy, and what benefit does it bring to Karl's family?
4. How does the changing Indian cliff serve as a metaphor for the sorrows of the Sioux Indians?
5. How does Karl embarrass his sons sometimes when he speaks now that he is older?
6. How does the Indian cliff take on a more threatening presence as the Indian attacks increase?
7. Why does Karl decide to send wheat back to Sweden and why does he send his best crop?
8. What is the reason that so many people emigrate to Lake Chisago from Sweden
9. What is the state of Kristina's health after three days and how does she behave that frightens Karl?
10. What is Karl's perspective on God since he has sustained his injury?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two examples about struggle in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of struggle.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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