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. Who took Laura to The Presidio?

2. What show did Laura go see with Rose at the Fair?

3. What was The Presidio?

4. What was the biggest dog in the show Laura saw with Rose?

5. What did Gillette blame the lack of newspaper jobs on?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did Laura describe the fog horns?

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

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

8. What did Laura write about Rolf Pelkie?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was Laura's opinion of Gillette, and where did these ideas come from?

Essay Topic 2

Shame and propriety were common themes throughout this book. What were some of the instances where these themes were present, and why were they so important to the people involved?

Essay Topic 3

What were some of the main changes Laura noted in her letters while traveling West, and what made these changes so exciting to Laura?

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