The Great Alone Quiz

Kristin Hannah
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Why does Mad Earl “betray” Ernt by encouraging his family to work on Tom’s saloon? (from Chapters 12-13)


Why is it noteworthy that Mad Earl calls the end of the world “TSHTF” (the shit hits the fan)? (from Chapters 5-7)


Why is Ernt an exception to the novel’s theme of enduring familial love? (from Chapters 23-26)


After the first beating, Leni and Ernt sit in silence as the VW radio broadcasts messages between distant loved ones. Which elements lend this scene its irony? (from Chapters 10-11)


Leni, through the narrator, interjects that Matthew can be certain of the college plan “because he knew how to dream and to believe” (258). Which word best describes this character trait in Matthew? (from Chapters 17-19)

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