The Orchard Keeper 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. Whose hideout is in a cave?

2. In the war, Sylder lost part of his __________.

3. Sylder is told that _____________ wants to see him.

4. Ownby tells John Wesley that there are some things that a person just has to do, because unless he does them he will have no _____________.

5. What does the orchard keeper see in the snowy landscape?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Arthur stand firm in an attempt to evade the police and find an even more isolated location?

2. Why can the authorities not be absolutely certain that the corpse is that of Kenneth Rattner and what do they tell Rattner's widow?

3. Who is Arthur Ownby and what is he doing as this chapter begins?

4. How is Sylder finally apprehended for bootlegging?

5. Describe the police attack on Ownby's house.

6. How does John Wesley manage to get into the mental asylum to visit Ownby?

7. Describe the activities of the wildcat as it tries to find dry quarters as well as something to eat.

8. What are John Wesley and Warn's speculation on what had happened to the mink?

9. How else might the irony of Sylder and John Wesley's friendship be interpreted?

10. How does Sylder recall losing part of his toe in the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Create a brief character study of Marion Sylder. 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 at this point?

Essay Topic 3

Nature 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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