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The Rifle Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

In the novel, is the "sweet" rifle a character or an object? Defend your selection.

Discuss the role of the characterization of Tim Harrow in the novel. Why is Tim even characterized? Why is he characterized as a fringe "crazy"? What role does the character play in the novel?

In today's terms, John Byam would be called a sniper. Discuss the role of snipers in today's military actions. Is the role of a sniper somehow immoral? Why or why not?

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