Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. Why was the Bateman family on Mount Dellenbaugh?

2. After attempting to knock Brenda unconscious, what does Ron want to do?

3. How did Lavina Stubbs loose all her money?

4. What was the most emotionally difficult aspect of the trial for Brenda's family?

5. Why did Dianna ask Ron to try to convince his brothers to abandon their new beliefs?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ron was once considered the most levelheaded of his brothers, but he soon became their worst influence. Yet, the adoration of his brothers endured. Discuss what made Ron take his dark turn and what his inspirations and motives were for his actions.

Essay Topic 2

Krakauer's account of Dan shows him swinging from reluctantly participating in the murders to becoming the main perpetrator. Dan also would shift from being his brother's biggest victim to his strongest opponent. Discuss the duality of Dan Lafferty. What were his motives for his actions? Where were Dan's loyalties?

Essay Topic 3

Krakauer discusses the long history of tensions between Mormons and the states they settled in. Discuss the causes and resolutions for these conflicts. How did the displacement of Mormons through several states affect the current make-up of their organization and attitude?

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