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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. Where did Charlie and Ivan return to live after Berneta died?
2. During what decade did settlers first come into Ivan's area of Montana?
3. When did Tom and Bessie Ringer move to Montana?
4. What would the camptender bring when he came out to the Doig's cabin?
5. What killed Ivan's mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who asked Charlie and Ivan to move in with him so Ivan could start school?
2. Why were the clockless mountain summers over for Charlie Doig when Berneta had died?
3. Why did Ivan's father and Cliff decide to leave an outfit?
4. What did a forest ranger say about Ivan's mother?
5. What happened on Ivan's sixth birthday?
6. What surprised Ivan's teacher about him?
7. Describe Ivan's father as he looked in Ivan's photo album.
8. Why wouldn't Charlie and Ruth end their marriage?
9. Describe Thomas Ringer.
10. Describe Ivan's mother as she is seen in the photo album that he has.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss what Ivan means when he says that "Memory is a set of sagas we live by, much the way of the Norse wildmen in their bear shirts."
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Ivan's Doig ancestors and his mother's ancestors. Use examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Using examples from This House of Sky, discuss Ivan's relationship with his father.
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