The Unquiet Earth: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Denise Giardina
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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. A TV crew wants to film a company donating _____________ to local schoolchildren.

2. Who leads a strike of hundreds of miners in a labor dispute?

3. A man from which government agency shows up at Dillon's house to tell him that there is an injunction against the strike?

4. Why would Rachel's mother approve of Fred?

5. People on Trace Mountain make their livings tending apple orchards and __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Dillon Freeman and why does he idolize his dead father?

2. How do Carrie and Fiona differ in their opinions about a romantic relationship between Dillon and Rachel?

3. What is Appalachia and what does Rachel surprisingly udiscover about it?

4. What does little Jackie recall about Dillon's visits to see her mother?

5. What reasons do Dillon and Fiona have for not wanting Rachel to go away to nursing school?

6. Why does Rachel's mother not want Rachel to marry Dillon?

7. Who is Fred and how does he disappoint Rachel?

8. How does Dillon's prison sentence negatively impact his relationship with Rachel?

9. Who is the father of Rachel's baby and why does she refrain from making her love for Dillon public?

10. What does Jackie know about what Arthur Lee does to harm the people in the Number Thirteen community?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Jackie's life. Who will be present in her life? Where will she be living? What work will she be doing? What will her thoughts about the world be at this time? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Dillon. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Dillon?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the conflict between the people who lived in the coal mining region of West Virginia and those involved in the government programs designed to provide aid.

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