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 did Gillette focus on while there were no newspaper jobs?

2. Where was the musician Rose wrote about from?

3. Where could the large mast on an island off of San Francisco reach?

4. How much was each gold piece given to Laura in San Francisco worth?

5. Where did Rose usually work from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the only negative comment Laura made about Gillette?

2. What did Laura say about her life after seeing how hard Rose worked at her own job?

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

4. What was the private letter about?

5. What did Laura assure Almanzo of at the end of her letter about finances?

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

7. What did Rose say in a postcard about the dog show she and Laura went to?

8. What happened to make Rose afraid for her mother's safety?

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

10. What did Laura write about Rolf Pelkie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many different people in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord? What were some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect their lives?

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

How did Rose gain her education, and what did this indicate about her personality?

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