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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 color are Alida's eyes?
2. How long do Eldon and Wayne watch Uncle David?
3. Who steps into their special place while Wayne is talking to Eldon?
4. What kind of tool does Uncle David say Crazy Alen used to cut trees?
5. What is the injury Eldon receives in the fight?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does David say his life changes when he marries Alida?
2. Describe the rest of the story after Father reveals that the woodcutter in the story is Uncle David?
3. How do Orud and Melena die and what do people believe happened after that?
4. What does Uncle David say about the amount of wood they cut and their attitudes about the cleared land?
5. What does Uncle David say one particular woodcutter was able to do with a match?
6. What is the role of the boys who are too young to cut wood in Uncle David's story of the woodcutter?
7. Describe what happens to the village after the deaths of Melena and Orud and what the people of the village believe has caused it.
8. What kind of jokes does Alen play on the foreman?
9. What is the conversation in the winter room the night after Wayne calls Uncle David a liar?
10. What does Eldon say about the different ways he and Wayne view Uncle David's stories?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the story Uncle David tells about Crazy Allen? What is Eldon's reaction to the story and why?
Essay Topic 2
Describe what happens after Wayne and Eldon find the western novel. Why do you believe the boys are so caught up in the excitement of the book?
Essay Topic 3
Describe some of the work Eldon and the others do on the farm. Which of the jobs sounds most difficult? Which sounds most interesting? Why?
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