This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind 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 color were Berneta's eyes?

2. How much did Charlie Doig weigh?

3. How old was Berneta when Tom and Bessie moved to Montana?

4. What killed Ivan's mother?

5. How many years of schooling did Bessie have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprised Ivan's teacher about him?

2. What did Ivan look like as a boy?

3. Describe where Ivan lived with his parents when he was six.

4. What did a forest ranger say about Ivan's mother?

5. Why would Ivan's father work for McGrath?

6. Why wouldn't Charlie and Ruth end their marriage?

7. Where did Ivan and his parents go during the last winter of World War II?

8. What was boarding out?

9. Why were the clockless mountain summers over for Charlie Doig when Berneta had died?

10. Why did Bessie marry Tom Ringer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss what Charlie meant when he said, "As the fellow says, a fool and his money are soon parted, but ye can't even get introduced around here." Use examples from Charlie's and Ivan's lives.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss what the Stockman and other bars meant to Charlie and his friends and how the place helped the men cope with the problems in their lives.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Ivan's relationship with his grandmother. Use examples from the book.

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