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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men had stayed working as crew with McGrath through the years?

2. What job does Ivan take the summer before his senior year of college?

3. During Ivan's second summer of hiring out, what was the name of the boss's son?

4. How many weeks before McGrath offered Charlie the job on another ranch had Ivan started high school?

5. Before Ivan's grandmother came back into his life, how many different places had he lived with his father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the book, compare and contrast McGrath's style of managing men with Charlie's style of managing men.

Essay Topic 2

Argue whether it was as difficult for Bessie to say goodbye to Charlie when he died as it was difficult for her to come and live with him and Ivan. Use examples from the book to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the marriages of Bessie and Tom, Charlie and Berneta, Charlie and Ruth, and Ivan and Carol. Use examples from This House of Sky.

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