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

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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 do the men trapped in the coal mine use to bang on the rocks to alert their rescuers?

2. What is the color of the coat that Rachel wears that bleeds out onto her white dress when it rained?

3. When Rachel's marriage begins to fall apart, why does she not leave?

4. Who does Rachel marry?

5. What is Tony's job?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Rachel conflicted in her feelings even though she has found a rich boy who wants to marry her?

4. In contrast to how Tony treats Jackie, how does Dillon treat her when she stays with him?

5. How does Tony treat Jackie when Rachel takes her very ill mother to the hospital?

6. Why does Dillon feel compelled to lead the strike in spite of the trouble between him and Rachel?

7. Who is Tony Angelelli?

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

9. What are Dillon's feelings for Rachel and why does she try to keep him at a distance?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Forbidden love is an important theme in "The Unquiet Earth". Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

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