The Winter Room 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. Where is the special place Wayne and Eldon sometimes meet to talk?

2. What does Alen do with the cabin door just before he dies?

3. For what are the logs to be used?

4. What is Uncle David doing the first time he sees Alida?

5. What is the joke Alen plays on the foreman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the reactions of each of the family members when David finishes telling the story of Alida?

2. What does Alen do just before he dies? What is the weather like at the time?

3. Describe the rest of the story after Father reveals that the woodcutter in the story is Uncle David?

4. What is the challenge the foreman faces when he's trying to get Alen's body out of the cabin and to the camp?

5. What does David say about the first time he sees Alida?

6. What is the joke that Crazy Alen plays on the foreman? Why does it get him fired?

7. What kind of jokes does Alen play on the foreman?

8. What do Wayne and Eldon talk about in their special place in the granary? What happens when Uncle David overhears?

9. Why does Uncle David say he knows more about Crazy Alen's jokes than some of the other men in the logging camps?

10. What is the role of the boys who are too young to cut wood in Uncle David's story of the woodcutter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Eldon. What is his role in the story? What kind of boy is he?

Essay Topic 2

What are the positive aspects of each of the seasons Eldon discusses? What are the negative aspects of each of the seasons?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the farm where Eldon lives with his family. What are the most important settings within the farm? Why?

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