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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. Where does the group disembark from the steamboat in Chapter 9?

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

3. Where is the missing child in #36 found?

4. How long has Anders lived in America?

5. Who is the Baptist minister who helps the group?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the trip across the prairie a difficult one for the immigrants?

2. Why does Danjel think his little girl died?

3. What is the ship that arrives in Chapter 1 and why are the passengers detained from disembarking?

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

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

6. Why does the group feel compelled to take Fina-Kajsa with them on the rest of the journey?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for Karl Oskar's life. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization. Will he ever return to Sweden?

Essay Topic 2

Poverty takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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