West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder 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. What was Pelkie's first name?

2. What did Laura compare the place Rose wanted her to live to?

3. What was Laura able to tour at The Presidio?

4. What was sold at the Keen Kutter exhibit?

5. What did Laura do after seeing the Exposition?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Laura say was her main reason for taking the trip to San Francsico?

2. What did Kreisler say about the treatment of soldiers in his unit?

3. Why did Laura mark one of her letters as private?

4. How did Laura describe the fog horns?

5. Why did Laura ask her husband to send all further mail to Rose's house?

6. What was the private letter about?

7. What kind of machine did Laura see at the Fair that she thought would be beneficial to her farm?

8. What injury did Laura incur while in San Francisco?

9. What about Goat Island was so intriguing to Laura?

10. What was so interesting about the watch seen on a sight seeing trip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Laura's experience at the World Fair change her life for both good and bad?

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

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

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