Unto a Good Land a Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What do Karl and Kristina think as they watch Robert and Arvid leave?

2. What does Karl believe about the Indians?

3. Which of Robert's Swedish friends made the trip with him to America?

4. How much does Kristina's new baby weigh?

5. What business also serves as a post office in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe some of the challenges that Kristina has in keeping house and caring for her family at the new homestead.

2. What differing opinions do Karl, Kristina and Robert each have about Indians?

3. What are some of the signs in nature that signal the coming of Spring?

4. What precautions does Karl take for the family after Robert's experience with the Indian in the woods?

5. What news does Karl share in a letter to his parents?

6. What do Karl and Kristina do for Robert and his trip?

7. How do Karl and Kristina view the letter from Sweden differently?

8. Why are Karl and Robert at odds over the Indian in the woods episode?

9. Describe Robert's harried hunting trip when he spies an Indian in a tree.

10. What is Robert's plan for departing California and why does Arvid hesitate to go with him at first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

Karl spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

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