This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind Test | Final 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. From where did Gertie Chadwick's family immigrate?

2. How many children did Mrs. Tidyman have?

3. What language did Ivan study that first year in college?

4. When were the sheep sheared when they were on the reservation range?

5. When was it first noticed that Charlie was having breathing problems?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was McGrath's philosophy about hiring hands?

2. How did Charlie settle Ivan and Bessie down after McGrath tore into them for letting sheep die during Charlie's absence?

3. What would Ivan do when he had a layover during the train trip to and from Northwestern?

4. What was jacketing?

5. What was wrong with the sheep when Charlie was off fencing?

6. Describe Dupuyer.

7. What did Ivan decide to do about college?

8. What did Harold Chadwick do?

9. What determined the distance that was traveled each day as the sheep were herded to the reservation range?

10. Why did Ivan pitch from the mound at Wrigley Field?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from This House of Sky, discuss Ivan's relationship with his father.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss why to Ivan his high school years were a regiment of calm rather than the torchlit, raucous time that many high schoolers experience. Use examples from the book.

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