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. What do the people of the village believe happens to the boats that sail from their port?

2. What does the woman do to save herself from marrying Orud?

3. Where is Alida taking what she's carrying the first time David sees her?

4. What does Wayne ask when the story is finished?

5. What does Uncle David say happens to spit in the coldest part of winter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the chores Eldon does on the day Uncle David tells the story about the woodcutter?

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

3. What were some of the jokes Crazy Alen would play on the other men in the camp?

4. Why does Uncle David say it's so remarkable that some men stop to watch one particular cutter at work?

5. What is Eldon's reaction to Uncle David's story?

6. What does Alen do after he's fired and why?

7. How does David say his life changes when he marries Alida?

8. How do Orud and Melena die and what do people believe happened after that?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Who helps Eldon's family when it's time for haying and threshing? Describes the days when the two families come together. Why are these important?

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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