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 blame the lack of newspaper jobs on?

2. Where did Rose usually work from?

3. How did Rose's editor feel about her story about the musician?

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

5. What did Bess like to watch while on Telegraph Hill?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Laura like best about Berkeley?

2. How did Laura describe the fog horns?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What did Laura think about the Kreislers?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Diversity was a major theme in this book as many different life-styles and ranks in society were involved. How was this theme shown in this book, and why do you think the editor felt it was so important?

Essay Topic 3

Which person did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this person change throughout the book?

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