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. Which U.S. President is killed while Dillon is in prison?

2. What type of business does Dillon plan to open with Sim Gore?

3. On which young man does Jackie have a crush?

4. What is Tony's job?

5. What does Tony do with Jackie when he takes her to the Moose Club?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What possibilities does Arthur Lee consider doing when Rachel tells him that she loves Dillon?

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

4. How is Jackie like her mother in that she falls in love with a man she cannot have?

5. How does Dillon mirror his father's life regarding standing up for the coal miners?

6. What secret does Rachel keep from Dillon that plays a large part in her decision to live with Arthur Lee?

7. After the war, why does Rachel fight her attraction to Dillon even though he is even more good-looking now?

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

9. What makes Rachel ultimately surrender to her love for Dillon?

10. Who does Rachel marry after Fred abandons her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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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