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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. Which piece of furniture is Karl especially proud of making?
2. What do Karl and Kristina never discuss?
3. Kristina learns that Ulrika is to marry ______________________.
4. Why does Robert want his hair cut as short as possible?
5. What are the settlers waiting for in Chapter 23?
Short Essay Questions
1. What precautions does Karl take for the family after Robert's experience with the Indian in the woods?
2. Explain how Karl and Robert are very much alike even though they do not think so.
3. Who loans Karl a cow for the winter, and why is the loan such a blessing to the family?
4. Explain why money is such a source of tension between Karl and Kristina.
5. What news does Karl share in a letter to his parents?
6. How does Robert convince Karl that he can take care of himself?
7. What motivates Karl to work even harder on the new cabin, with whose help does it get accomplished, and how is the home celebrated?
8. Why can't Karl pick up the letter that has arrived from Sweden?
9. Describe some of the expenditures Karl has in the building of the house.
10. What does Karl produce that allows him to make a little bit of money?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Describe the two major settings for the novel. Why does Moberg use the settings he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Karl Oskar. 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?
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