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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 material is the dress on the story-page made of?
2. Where are the Maldanados from?
3. What kind of people is Sarah surprised to see traveling with a wagon train after Albert's wedding?
4. What is the woman in the story-page wearing?
5. How does Mother's courter talk to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sarah feel when Ernest and Captain Elliot leave the family?
2. What does Sarah do to calm Savannah and Harlan when Mother and Albert are gone?
3. What happens just as the family gets to San Angelo?
4. What does Savannah say about pretty dresses, and how does this make Sarah feel?
5. What does Captain Elliot do for Sarah on Christmas Day?
6. Why does Jimmy get mad after Sarah goes visiting after having a second child?
7. What happens to Rose, and how does Sarah respond to this?
8. How does Sarah's mother punish her children, and why?
9. What happens when Sarah finds a mutilated woman on the trail?
10. How does Jimmy die?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sarah endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does she learn through these experiences?
Essay Topic 2
Maturity and aging were strong themes in this book. Where did these themes appear, and how significant were they to the plot?
Essay Topic 3
Anger was a vice that reared its ugly head a number of times in this book. What are some examples of this, and how was Sarah's life altered because of these incidents?
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