The Rifle Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the novel, what was the leading cause of death to voyagers along the Oregon Trail?

2. How quickly does Richard Allen Mesinger die after being shot?

3. Who is Richard Allen Mesington's best friend?

4. What does Richard Allen Mesington call the first heavy equipment he sees moving earth?

5. Who lives next door to the Richard Allen Mesington family in Missouri?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the early life and the family life of Richard Allen Mesinger. Why is it important within the narrative that Mesinger is a likable and typical teenager?

Essay Topic 2

Cornish McManus is described as an excellent gunsmith but an indifferent shot. Discuss how it is possible to be very good at one thing but not very good at something else that is closely associated.

Essay Topic 3

The novel argues that during the Colonial period rifles were needed tools but that in today's society they are no longer useful. Discuss this contrast.

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