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 kind of musician was Rose assigned to write about?

2. How did Laura feel about the condensation process?

3. What was Pelkie's first name?

4. What was Pelkie's occupation?

5. How did Laura feel about the Charlie Chaplin film she saw?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the editor say about Rolf Pelkie in a footnote?

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

3. What did Gillette promise to do for the Wilders when he got a good job?

4. What did Laura think about the Kreislers?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What did Laura like best about Berkeley?

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

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

Essay Topic 3

Who were some of the famous people that Rose came in contact with in her career, and how did her interactions with these people change her life?

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