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. Why will Karl not borrow the money to redeem the letter?

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

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

4. What is the profession of the man in #172?

5. Who will christen the new baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who loans Karl a cow for the winter, and why is the loan such a blessing to the family?

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

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

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

5. Why is Kristina so melancholy as she unpacks the trunk?

6. Why is the table that Karl builds such a significant element for the home?

7. What challenges does Kristina face in feeding her family at their new homestead?

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

9. What is Robert's plan for his future?

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

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

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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