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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 does Karl carry on his back on the way back from town?
2. What does Kristina do when she thinks the men in #109 are going to kill her?
3. Who does Kristina ask Karl to go for to help her during the birth of her child?
4. What does the agitated Robert tell Karl when he returns home?
5. What does Karl notice about the man in #162 when he stops at his house?
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. Describe Robert's harried hunting trip when he spies an Indian in a tree.
3. What does Karl discover in the woods that makes him approach Robert about the veracity of his Indian attack story?
4. What do Karl and Kristina do for Robert and his trip?
5. Why does Kristina seem to have more tolerance for Ulrika than Karl does?
6. Who loans Karl a cow for the winter, and why is the loan such a blessing to the family?
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 is the table that Karl builds such a significant element for the home?
9. How does Karl get the money to pick up the letter from Sweden?
10. What challenges does Kristina face in feeding her family at their new homestead?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting at the beginning of the novel. Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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