The Settlers Test | 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. What are Robert and Arvid doing when they meet Mario?

2. Where is Karl when Robert walks up to him when Robert first comes home?

3. What does Robert believe will happen when Karl finds out the money is good?

4. What kind of warnings have them been in the paper about money?

5. What did the bank in Stillwater tell Karl about Robert's money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Settlers is written in the genre of historical fiction. Discuss the following:

1. What sets historical fiction apart from other genres? Discuss several characteristics of historical fiction that are absent in other genres and vice verse.

2. Some people might say that historical fiction is merely for entertainment? Do you agree? Explain.

3. Discuss why The Settlers falls under the genre of historical fiction.

4. Why do you think literary criticism breaks down fiction into genres? Do you think the labeling of genre to a work is useful to a reader? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

After Petrus and his wife insist that Kristina break off her friendship with Ulrika, Kristina and Karl and both angry. Karl's anger is at least in part because he does not like the fact that Petrus is bossy and domineering. While Karl has been willing to listen to Petrus's advice, he doesn't like the fact that every comment from Petrus seems like an order.

1. Why do you think Kristina and Karl are angry and do you think they should be angry? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.

2. There are many bossy and domineering people in life. What do you think are the character traits that might make a person bossy and domineering? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.

3. There is a saying to never give advice unless you are asked for it, and sometimes even then, don't give it. Do you think this is a wise saying? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own knowledge to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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