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Honors English 9 Semester Two Exam
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Who are the following characters? What conflict or troubles are associated with the character?
1. Reuben Land
2. Swede Land
3. Davy Land
4. Jeremiah Land
5. Israel Finch
6. Tommy Basca
7. Superintendent Chester Holgren
8. Thomas DeCuellar
9. August and Birdie Shultz
10. Martin Andreeson
11. Tin Lurvy
12. Jape Waltzer
13. Lonnie Ford
14. Bethany Orchard
15. Roxanna Cawley
16. Dr. Animas Nokes
19. Davy’s nickname for Reuben is Natty Bumpo. As we discussed, Natty Bumppo is a character from a series of novels by James Fennimore Cooper. Natty Bumppo is known for his excellent hunting and shooting skills and his unwavering loyalty. Explain how Reuben does and does not fit these two characteristics.
21. The Land family lives in ________________________, ______________________.
22. They search for Davy and visit August and Birdie Shultz in the ___________________________
of _______________ _________________________.
(Bold look up answer, Italics finish answer)
23. How does Reuben attempt to make himself a reliable narrator?
Reuben attempts to make himself a reliable narrator by
24. How do Reuben and Swede define miracles? How does this definition prove true in the novel?
Reuben and Swede define miracles as
25. What miracles does Reuben describe and/or witness? (Think of at least seven).
Miracles the Reuben and Swede witness and describe are
26. How does Reuben want the reader to feel about the miracles?
Reuben wants the reader to feel
27. What negative consequences does Jeremiah suffer because of Davy’s shooting of Israel and Tommy?
Jeremiah receives negative comments and a job firing due to Davy’s shooting of Israel and Tommy because they don’t want someone with a negative record or a relation to a criminal working near or around children at the school.
28. Why does Mr. DeCuellar have a difficult time defending Davy?
Mr. Decuellar has a difficult time defending Davy because he is quite reluctant to give out any information, and he doesn’t want to be saved.
29. How does Reuben’s testimony nearly guarantee Davy’s guilt?
Reuben’s testimony nearly guarantees Davy’s guilt by saying Davy did shoot the two boys and he was just merely backing up the evidence that was presented.
30. How is Davy able to escape from prison, make it to August and Birdie Schultz’s house, and then arrive in the Badlands?
Davy is able to escape prison by a guard being careless and knocked out when he entered Davy’s cell. He made it to August and Birdie by horse which was taken from a nearby ranch, and finally to the badlands by car given to him by August and Birdie.
31. How does Davy become associated with Jape Waltzer?
Davy becomes associated with Jape Waltzer by
32. Why is Swede unable to kill off the villain Valdez in her poetry?
Swede is unable to kill Valdez in her poetry because the pollen wouldn’t flow without the villain if Sunny killed him. It is proven when she writes many different endings to the poem and seems like she can’t decide on a single ending.
33. Why does Swede finally, by the end of their time in North Dakota, find a happy ending for Sunny Sundown?
Swede finds a happy ending for Sunny Sundown by
34. Why is Swede at first hesitant to leave for the West?
Swede is hesitant to leave for the West because she thinks that Davy would come home at any minute and if he were to return home, the Land family wouldn’t be complete but separated.
35. Why does Jeremiah first dislike Andreeson? What changes Jeremiah’s mind?
Jeremiah first dislikes Andreeson because he distrusts Andreeson at first for trying to put Davy in jail, but then God forces Jeremiah to work with Andreeson.
36. Why do Reuben and Swede feel an immediate connection to Roxanna?
Reuben and Swede feel and immediate connection to Roxanna
37. What are five moments of humor in the novel?
Five moments of humor in the novel were when Swede poured syrup into Andreeson’s gas tank,
38. Several times in the novel Jeremiah refers to a “war” that the Land family is fighting. What is this war? Why does Jeremiah believe they’ve already won, though the war continues to escalate?
This war the Land family is fighting is a war to find Davy and to win him back. Jeremiah believes they have won because they’ve found Davy’s track and even though the villains like Andreeson and Jape are closing in, God is on their side.
39. Review the plot line of Swede’s poem about Sunny Sundown and villain Valdez.
40. What parallels exist between Swede’s Sundown and Valdez saga and the Land family’s experiences?
41. Explain how the Jonah (the Biblical prophet) is similar to Jeremiah.
Jonah is similar to Jeremiah by
42. Why does Reuben struggle with telling the truth about Davy’s whereabouts? (Think of several reasons.)
Reuben struggles to tell the truth about Davy’s location because for one Andreeson can easily capture Davy, two Dad is getting suspicious about Reuben’s speech pattern as they talk, three he’s been holding this truth in for quite some time, and four he doesn’t want to get on Jape’s bad side.
43. Why does the Land family need Roxanna Cawley? (Think of several reasons.)
The Land family needs Roxanna because she is a motherly figure to them, she provides them with food, shelter, and resources for their car, and finally she takes care of the two after Jeremiah passes at the end of the book.
44. What makes Jape Waltzer a frightening and intimidating individual? (Think of several reasons.)
Qualities that make Jape a frightening and intimidating individual are that he cut off his own fingers, has a pig for a pet, he looks kinda scary by his description Reuben provides us with, his house or…hut, is quite run down, and wants to marry his adopted daughter as his wife. Reuben also mentions he has this gaze that was quite scary as well.
45. How does Jape Waltzer trick and later end the life of Martin Andreeson?
Jape tricks and ends the life of Andreeson by creating a fake name and address to later he leads Andreeson to and burns in a fire.
46. Based on our study of Hebrews 11, what is the result of God working through faith? How has this proven true for the Land family?
The result of God working through faith is
47. What is similar between the last page of the novel and chapter one?
The similarities between the last page of the novel and Chapter one are
48. Reuben is saved from death twice. Why? For what purpose?
Reuben was saved from death twice because his father deserved he needed a second chance. It is shown when Jeremiah says he would always take Reuben’s place for him and God probably knew he wasn’t done with Reuben. He wanted Reuben to live on and spread the word of his miracles to everyone.
49. What are five or more examples of Reuben’s immaturity?
5 or more examples of Reuben’s immaturity would be when he
50. What are five or more examples of Reuben’s maturity or Reuben learning about maturity?
Five or more examples of Reuben’s immaturity would be when
51. Explain how Reuben’s pride and/or his selfishness leads to negative consequences.
Reuben’s preide and selfishness leads to negative consequences such as
52. Once you’ve reached the end of novel adventure, revisiting some of the foreshadows is an eye-opening experience. Here are some ways Leif Enger was preparing you for the ending of his book. After reading each passage, indicate the event that was foreshadowed for you.
A. Page 3 “The truth is...keep breathing”
B. Pages 6-7 “Davy said,...tell him yes.”
C. Page 16 “Waking past midnight…I was sure of it.”
D. Page 33 “But how…like truth unhusked”
E. Page 36 “And now, because…shadow of the Wings.”
F. Page 54 “Once in my life…too long.”
G. Pages 65-66 “Mr. DeCuellar saw the …Well, maybe I will.”
H. Page 80 “But I shook my head….breathe steam to stay alive.”
I. Page 101 “She said, ‘Sunny couldn’t…I owned.”
J. Pages 133-134 “We crossed… ‘Well, imagine that,’ he said.”
K. Page 152 “‘You still want…’ …whole crusade of ours?”
L. Pages 183-184 “I dreamed…as she pulled away”
M. Page 241 “Barely conscious,…Paradise forever.”
N. Pages 263-264 “I walked up and down…distance of history.”
O. Pages 285-286 “It seemed…lay in store?”
53. Explain the meaning of each of the following quotes:
A. “So thoughtlessly we sling on our destinies” (28).
B. “Make of it what you will” (47). Make your own opinion on what has just happened.
C. “Hope is like yeast, you know, rising under warmth” (146). Hope will always grow and there is never a loss of it.
D. “…[W]hen the land lies buried in the miseries of winter, […] and the air hangs glassy and absolute over the world, that is when the merriest of all picnics happen. Anyone can tell you these are the times you need a picnic most, […]” (197).
54. **Essay: Explain how the miracles that Reuben witnesses cause him to become more mature.
You should know the definitions of the following terms well enough to identify their use in a poem. You may also be asked WHY an author is using a particular device to enhance or establish meaning.
55. End Rhyme
56. Approximate Rhyme
Adjectives—Adjectives describe __________________________.
Circle the adjectives in the following sentences. Draw an arrow to the words the adjectives describe.
71. On Mother’s Day, my family ate brunch at a fancy hotel to honor our beloved mother.
72. The buffet at the hotel was sumptuous and extravagant.
73. Many people were excited about trying the fresh crab legs, but I preferred the teriyaki chicken.
74. When the hotel started to run low on crab legs, people became very calculating about their next trip to the buffet.
Adverbs—Adverbs describe __________________________________________________________.
Circle the adverbs in the following sentences. Draw an arrow to the words the adverbs describe.
75. I watched people maneuvering stealthily on their chairs, readying themselves to quickly reach the buffet line when new crab legs were set out.
76. Their greedy behavior grew increasingly humorous as they excitedly whispered plots with their family members.
77. I seldom see grown adults acting maniacally over something as trivial as crab legs.
78. I anxiously watched to see which table of crab leg eaters would reach the buffet first.
Prepositions—A prepositional phrase consists of a ____________________________ and the _____________ that immediately follows it.
Place parentheses around the prepositional phrases. Draw an arrow to the word the phrase modifies. Identify the phrase as Adjectival or Adverbial.
79. I was not disappointed by the athleticism displayed by the crab leg eaters.
80. One older gentleman elbowed a teenager in the stomach.
81. The teenager looked at the old man in great shock since the teenager was heading for the pork adobo, not the crab legs.
82. The old man laughed with great gusto as he returned to his seat with his prize.
Adjective or Adverb—Circle the adjective for adverb that correctly completes the sentence. Review “Adjectives with Linking Verbs” worksheet. Draw an arrow to the word it describes.
83. Peter performed (good; well) on his test.
84. I feel (good; well) today even though I have been sick for the last two weeks.
85. Tom looks (tired; tiredly) at the pile of laundry he still hadn’t folded.
86. Tom looks (tired; tiredly) after working a 12-hour shift.
87. Peter feels (bad; badly) about missing Joann’s softball game.
88. I wish the play ended (different; differently).
89. Rafael seems (angry; angrily) frustrated about the lack of progress the group has been making.
90. Jeff (sure; surely) needed more time to prepare for his speech.
Adjective or Adverb Errors—Circle the word that correctly completes the sentence.
91. How (much; many) cookies do you need for the bake sale?
92. We have (less; fewer) applicants this year than we had last year.
93. Of the three cake samples Janice served, I liked the vanilla cake with raspberry filling (better; best).
94. It is (simpler; more simpler) to buy four bottles now so that we don’t have to come back for more.
95. We will need to talk (further; farther) about this before we make a decision.
96. Jeff bet Jack he could run (further; farther) without becoming tired.
97. We bought the (last; latest) television that was left on the shelf.
Coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
For these terms, I will not be asking you to identify these in a sentence nor asking you to memorize a list. What IS important is that you know HOW to use them in a sentence and what PUNCTUATION is or is not required. Review bell-ringer exercises.
Coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
98. Write a sentence that contains a coordinating conjunction that does not require a comma.
Jill went to the bathroom but Kyra didn’t.
99. Write a sentence that contains a coordinating conjunction that requires a comma
Kyra waiting for Jill in the classroom, and decided to work on her homework while she waited.
100. Write a sentence that contains a subordinating conjunction at the beginning of the sentence before the subject and verb.
101. Write a sentence that contains a subordinating conjunction at the end of the sentence after the subject and verb.
102. Write a sentence that contains a subordinating conjunction used as an interrupter between the subject and verb.
103. Write a sentence that combines two independent clauses and includes a conjunctive adverb.
104. Write a sentence that combines two independent clauses and uses a conjunctive adverb as an interrupter.
Be able to identify whether a quote does or does not have correct citation and is or is not properly blended. Use green Quote Blending Practice worksheet for review. Review Quote Blending Rules.
TEST: Thursday, May 21. Weeks 15-28