Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what is the man afraid?
2. What does Ann decide she should do?
3. What does Loomis think the Creek water could do?
4. What doesn't Ann think the man is in a car?
5. How many people has Loomis met on his journey?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mr. Loomis express his anger and what does Ann do?
2. What does Ann bring into the house as Mr. Loomis is getting better?
3. Why does Ann think she can return to the fields to work and why does Loomis yell at her?
4. How has Mr. Loomis' illness progressed in Chapter 11, and what does he talk about while delirious?
5. Why does Ann think someone is coming to her valley?
6. How does Ann get the tractor running and what planting decision does she make?
7. What do Ann and Mr. Loomis argue about concerning the crops?
8. What does Ann observe the next day as she is watching the house and what does she think about?
9. How does Ann describe the newly-arrived stranger?
10. What is the event that convinces Ann about what she must do?
Ann watches the progress of the stranger and begins to worry that it might be someone who means her harm. Ann decides to hide all evidence of her existence by burying her garden and releasing her animals, then climbing up to a cave in the hills over her valley. Discuss the following:
1. Does it seem likely a fifteen-year-old girl would retreat from what is likely the only other human being in her surroundings for miles?
2. If you were Ann, would you adopt the same procedure to observe the person from afar for awhile? Do you think it would occur to you to do this?
3. How likely is it that the approaching human would harm another human who may be his/her only way to interact with someone else?
Discuss the following:
1. Do you think Ann is wise to leave the valley? Do you think the implication is that her dream of teaching children is prophetic and that she will find others? Why or why not?
2. Would you have chosen the same route as Ann, i.e., leaving the valley. Why or why not?
3. How well do you think Ann will survive journeying out into a dangerous world?
4. Do you think Mr. Loomis redeems himself by pointing Ann in a likely direction to begin her journey? Give an in depth response.
When one reads any novel (or anything at all), one brings everything from one's own past and present to the novel and in how one responds to what s/he is reading. Discuss the following:
1. How influential do you think a reader's own emotions, education, ideas and experiences influence how the reader responds to a work of fiction?
2. What about your life do you think influences you in reading Z for Zachariah? How does it influence you?
3. Do you think there is only one interpretation for any book? Give a detailed discussion in your response.
4. Do you think fiction can precipitate change in a reader? Is the change usually temporary or long lasting? Discuss your response thoroughly.
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