Butcher's Crossing Test | Final Test - Hard

John Williams
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Butcher's Crossing Test | Final Test - Hard

John Williams
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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. Miller tells Schneider that Schneider does not have what kind of bone in his body?

2. Miller reports that during his ride, he had seen snow up to how many feet deep?

3. In what material had Schneider wrapped himself before going to sleep?

4. What warning does Schneider give to Miller before the hunt begins?

5. Who sharpens all of the knives brought along by the hunting party?

Short Essay Questions

1. After reading about Schneider's death, what instances of foreshadowing are now visible to the reader?

2. How does Charley feel about the coming of winter and why?

3. What is the result of Miller's decision to keep hunting after Schneider protests the extension of the hunt?

4. Discuss the irony present in the depiction of Schneider's death.

5. Describe and analyze the intense clash between Miller and Schneider in Part Two, Chapter VI.

6. How does Andrews view Miller's actions as he takes the steps necessary to turn gunpowder into bullets?

7. How does Williams depict Andrews's change in perspective in relation to the grisly task of skinning buffalo?

8. What event forces Miller to stop killing buffalo once he has reduced the herd by at least two-thirds?

9. How does Miller feel about the coming winter and why?

10. How does Schneider's death occur?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

William Faulkner once famously claimed that the most important literature deals with the subject of the human heart in conflict with itself. Explain how the theme of Human versus Self is demonstrated within John Williams's novel Butcher's Crossing. Create a decisive, arguable claim and prove it with quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Write a critical essay about John Williams's novel Butcher's Crossing while using the critical power theory lens of feminist theory. Use textual evidence to back up your strong, specific claim regarding the novel's treatment of gender roles, the objectification of women, female empowerment, misogyny's role within society, or any other issues related to feminist theory that can be found in the book.

Essay Topic 3

Determine the author's message in Butcher's Crossing regarding the dangerous and volatile qualities of the natural world.

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