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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

Of the major characters in the novel (Cornish McManus, John Byam, Tim Harrow, Harv Kline, and Richard Allen Mesinger), are any of them villains? If not, why not. If so, who is a villain and why do you consider them to be a villain?

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, the black powder rifle discharges after 217 of being loaded. Is this credible? Or is it merely a piece of melodrama to establish a political opinion within the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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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