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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. Who is the Baptist minister who helps the group?

2. When the boat stops periodically, a few men go ashore with a bundle and __________________.

3. Who cares for Danjel's children since Danjel's wife died?

4. How far is Karl's homestead from the town of Taylor Falls?

5. What is Karl Oskar's last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of Karl's personality and what examples does the author give?

2. How does the nature of Kristina's fears change as the journey progresses through the forest?

3. What is the nature of Danjel's personality and what examples does the author provide?

4. What happens to Karl when he goes ashore to buy food one day?

5. Why does Ulrika hope for a better life in America?

6. Why is Ulrika so mad at Karl when the guide tells them how far they have to travel to get to Minnesota?

7. What does Sigurd Thomasson warn the group about as they continue their journey?

8. How does Robert's misunderstanding of the English language create a problem between Ulrika and Karl?

9. What is the nature of Robert's health problem and how did he sustain it?

10. What are Robert's plans for his life in America and how does he prepare?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Moberg is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of the quest for a better life will be an important one in the novel. How does the author begin to build this theme? Give examples of the quest for a better life throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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