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. How much does Kristina's new baby weigh?

2. Which of the following is NOT a piece of furniture that Karl makes during the first winter?

3. Who sent the letter that Karl is now able to get at the post office?

4. Who does Kristina ask Karl to go for to help her during the birth of her child?

5. What animal is Robert able to catch without firing his gun?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why money is such a source of tension between Karl and Kristina.

2. Why does Kristina seem to have more tolerance for Ulrika than Karl does?

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

4. Explain how Karl and Robert are very much alike even though they do not think so.

5. How does Robert convince Karl that he can take care of himself?

6. What motivates Karl to work even harder on the new cabin, with whose help does it get accomplished, and how is the home celebrated?

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

8. How does Karl learn what Anders' secret is?

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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