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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 wife died during the sea voyage?

2. Which one of Fina-Kajas' sons does the group encounter on their trip?

3. The members of the group think that the woman in the flowing robe on a coin must be _____________________.

4. Anders tells the men that they may have to dig as deep as __________ feet if they want a well for their water supply.

5. Where is Karl Oskar headed with his family?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does the group encounter Anders and why is Fina-Kajsa upset with him?

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

3. What are two major obstacles that the immigrants must face as they leave the steamboat at Stillwater?

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

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

6. How is Karl selected as leader of the group and who is the man who will act as their guide to the new homesteads?

7. Why are the immigrants surprised by Anders' house?

8. How had Karl determined where he wanted to settle in America?

9. Who are the principal characters in the book and what is their destination for settling in America?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Moberg's writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in UNTO A GOOD LAND.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Robert. 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 3

Explain Moberg's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.

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