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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. How must the group travel on the last leg of their journey?

2. Why will Karl and Kristina not allow their children to eat the food on the ship?

3. Why are the children disappointed when Karl returns to the ship?

4. Ulrika is known as ______________________.

5. Which one of the children is missing when it is time to re-board the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why will Karl and Kristina not allow their children to eat the food on the ship?

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

3. Why does Danjel think his little girl died?

4. Who are some of the other important characters in the book?

5. Who is Henry O. Jackson and how does he help the group?

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

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

8. What suffers in Karl and Kristina's marriage due to Karl's ambition?

9. What role does religion play in the decisions of the immigrants to leave Sweden and come to America?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Danjel. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two examples about struggle in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of struggle.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the role of the family in UNTO A GOOD LAND. What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How do all the passengers on the ship become a family of sorts? How are they bound like a family is bound together? Why is this bond stronger than natural ones in some cases?

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