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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. How is Alida wearing her hair the first time Uncle David sees her?
2. When another man also wants the woman as his wife, how is the argument settled?
3. Who built Alen's cabin?
4. What does Wayne say when the axes meet in the middle of the log?
5. What is Wayne's reaction when Father says that the young woodcutter is really Uncle David?
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 Uncle David say about the number of men who were good cutters and their specific skills?
3. Describe how Uncle David changes as he's about to split the logs. What happens to him immediately after the feat?
4. What are Eldon and Wayne doing when the boys realize that Uncle David is about to use the two axes to try to split a log? What are their reactions when they realize what Uncle David is going to do?
5. What is the challenge the foreman faces when he's trying to get Alen's body out of the cabin and to the camp?
6. What were some of the jokes Crazy Alen would play on the other men in the camp?
7. How do Orud and Melena die and what do people believe happened after that?
8. What is the conversation in the winter room the night after Wayne calls Uncle David a liar?
9. What is Eldon's reaction to Uncle David's story?
10. What does Alen do after he's fired and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Eldon says that he hate the idea of all the killing that goes on in fall but he can't keep from watching. Wayne says that's "two-faced." Do you believe Wayne is correct? Why or why not? Why does Eldon watch?
Essay Topic 3
What are the positive aspects of each of the seasons Eldon discusses? What are the negative aspects of each of the seasons?
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