West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder Test | Mid-Book 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 did Rose educate herself?

2. What does the editor think was in the missing letters?

3. Whose idea was it for Laura to come to San Francisco?

4. What did Niles take Laura to see?

5. What year did Laura take her trip to visit Rose?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Rose tell her father she would keep her mother away from scones for a while?

2. What was a big threat to the vineyard owners in the Santa Clara Valley?

3. What kind of farm did Gillette take Laura to, and why?

4. What did Laura like best about Berkeley?

5. What did Niles do for a living, and what did he take Laura to see?

6. What did Laura take time to describe from the wood exhibit at the Fair, and why?

7. What did Laura talk about in the letter she wrote while in Kansas City?

8. What did Laura, Rose, and Gillette do at the Sutro Estate?

9. How did Laura describe her first view of the Pacific Ocean?

10. What did Laura write about her time in Chinatown?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What was Laura's writing process, and how did she come to create this process for herself?

Essay Topic 2

Belonging and security were two themes present in this book. Where did these themes appear, and which people were most motivated by them?

Essay Topic 3

Freedom of expression was a crucial theme and symbol in this book and in Rose's life. How was this theme presented, and how did its place in this book affect the main people in Rose's life?

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