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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 Tom grab on to to keep from being washed away in the water?
2. Where does Tom ask Jackie to meet him sometime?
3. Who does Jackie run into while in Washington, D.C.?
4. Who supervises the moving of the family graves in order to save them before they are dug up?
5. For what does Hassel pray when the bishop comes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jackie study in college and what job does she take in Washington?
2. How does Dillon show his devotion to Rachel at her funeral?
3. What threat does the dam pose and how do Dillon and Arthur Lee differ in how to manage the problem?
4. How has Tom's childhood plagued him and how is he conflicted about his life choices?
5. Why do the family graves need to be moved after the American Coal Company obtains rights to Homeplace?
6. How have Jackie and Tom's feelings for each other paralleled those shared by Dillon and Rachel?
7. Why is Dillon driven to tell Jackie that he is her father?
8. What is Jackie's role in the miners' strike as a member of the press?
9. What happens when the machine involved in moving the graves malfunctions?
10. What impact can Dillon see that the strike will have on the way of life he has known?
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
The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is, and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.
Essay Topic 3
What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.
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