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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Mother's reaction to Uncle David's story about Alida?
2. What does Alida ask David the first time he sees her?
3. How do the men get Alen's body from the camp to town?
4. What kind of trouble does Mother say a neighbor is having?
5. Why does David say he and Alida had to put off their planned trip to America?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Besides Eldon, who is the most important character of the story? Why is that character important?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you believe the author presented the story in first-person? Were there other alternatives? What major aspects of the story would have changed if the author had changed the perspective?
Essay Topic 3
Does Eldon's life seem difficult? Support your answer with examples from the book.
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