The Unquiet Earth: A Novel Test | Final 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. Jackie's last words to Tom are similar to _____________________.

2. Where does Tom ask Jackie to meet him sometime?

3. Who dies in Jackie's arms?

4. Why is Dillon coming to Washington, D.C.?

5. What does Dillon do when the remains are scattered around?

Short Essay Questions

1. What impact can Dillon see that the strike will have on the way of life he has known?

2. What threat does the dam pose and how do Dillon and Arthur Lee differ in how to manage the problem?

3. What open job does Dillon tell Jackie about and what does he promise to do if she takes it?

4. What miracle has Hassel seen?

5. Why is Dillon driven to tell Jackie that he is her father?

6. How has Rachel's illness impacted her life?

7. How does Lech Walesa's broken promise to come to support the coal miners' strike symbolize a lack of support for the region?

8. How will Jackie's profession allow her to shed light on the poverty and suffering of people in her hometown?

9. Why do the family graves need to be moved after the American Coal Company obtains rights to Homeplace?

10. What are Dillon's emotional reasons for telling Jackie that he is her father?

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

"The Unquiet Earth" is a classic story of the struggle to rise above circumstances. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Giardina choose to use these places in the novel?

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