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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. What does Thomassen ask of Kristina?
2. What stops Karl on his way to Danjel's house?
3. What does Petrus call foolish?
4. Whose scriptural interpretations does Kristina sometimes question?
5. What depresses Kristina?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Karl realize about Jonas and what is Karl's silent pledge to Jonas?
2. What does Karl tell Kristina he won't ask Robert and what happens anyway?
3. How does Robert show up at home?
4. Who arrives in Center City to open a general store and how does it go for him? How do the women feel about him?
5. What does Ulrika plan to do to present her baby when it is born?
6. What do Robert and Arvid find out about heading to California from St. Louis when they arrive, and what do they do in St. Louis?
7. What does Karl tell Petrus about Karl's brother, Robert?
8. How does Karl react when Robert responds to Karl's accusations and what does Robert do in response?
9. Why does Kristina take note of Njord at Ulrika's party?
10. Why does Kristina go to Robert's room in Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Children of God is the sequel to Sparrow.
1. What are two advantages of writing two novels about the same characters? Use examples.
2. What are two disadvantages of writing two novels about the same characters? Use examples.
3. Do you prefer to read a stand-alone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a stand-alone book versus a sequel? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Petrus says that he was exiled from Sweden for his religious beliefs and he touts the need for religious freedom. In reaction, ironically, Petrus becomes completely intolerant of anyone who believes anything other than what he teaches. He eventually tells Kristina that she must end her friendship with Ulrika because of Ulrika's faith in the Baptist denomination.
1. Discuss reasons why someone who is oppressed for beliefs would then become an oppressor. Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
2. It is often said the more a belief is oppressed the stronger that belief becomes. Do you think this is true? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
3. Discuss in depth why religious freedom might be beneficial to a nation. Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
When Kristina's attempts at planting a flower garden fail she thinks she may as well give up on trying. Kristina wasn't looking for flowers for the sake of their beauty as much as she was seeking to plant some flowers that would be the same as she had in Sweden. She takes her inability to make it happen as a sign that she cannot move the things she loved from Sweden to America. This is a continuation Kristina's effort to cling to the life she had in Sweden.
1. How do you think always looking to the past affects one's enjoyment of the present? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
2. Discuss the symbolism in Kristina attempting to plant the flower garden and it not working. Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
3. In what ways do you think Kristina feels like giving up and not trying? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.
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