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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. Which of the following adjectives does Hipps use to describe the temperament of his wild horses?
2. How does Tull feel about the verdict handed down by the judge regarding his case against Eck?
3. Who does Ratcliff claim is directly responsible for the damages the Tull family incurred as a result of the wild horse stampede?
4. Which of the following families does Ratcliff think does NOT have grounds for a lawsuit, due to the wild horses?
5. What does the convict use to cut the baby's umbilical cord when it is born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Tull outraged with the decision about his case in the courtroom?
2. How is Wallstreet almost injured while helping to prepare the wild horses for their auction?
3. How does Snopes treat Mrs. Armstid in court when she brings up a case against him?
4. What is Ratcliff's reaction to Hipps' arrival in Mississippi?
5. How many people in the prison know the true crime that the fat convict committed?
6. What happens when Eck's horse comes into contact with the Littlejohn house?
7. What happens when Eck's horse comes into contact with the Tull family?
8. How many of the wild horses escape from the corral at the end of the auction, and what is the farmer's reaction to this number?
9. How does the story of "The Old Man" open?
10. What happens when Mrs. Armsted arrives at Snopes' store to collect the money she is owed from the horse auction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story "The Old Man", the tall convict is faced with the idea of freedom for the first time in eight years during the flood. First, explain the tall convict's reaction to the idea of freedom. How does the convict's relationship to freedom and the outside, "normal" world fuel his actions throughout the story. How do these actions give the reader deeper insight into the tall convict's view of himself and of his crimes? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
In the story, "The Bear", the land itself holds great significance to many of the characters in the story. Choose one character from the story and describe their relationship with the land. Where did this character learn their relationship to/with the land? How does their relationship with the land affect this character's actions and motivations throughout the story? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Many critics argue that "Spotted Horses" is a story written as a critique of the marketing world, claiming that Hipps, essentially, dupes the farmers into buying what they do not need. How might this story be a critique of capitalism in society? Write a short response explaining whether or not you support this argument from the critics. Be sure to give at least two examples from the text that you believe strengthen your argument.
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