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My Ántonia

My Ántonia


by Willa Cather

My Ántonia: She’s Mine and You Can’t Have Her Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around My Ántonia? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For whom does Jim Burden, the lawyer, work?

A savings and loan company
An insurance company
The big man upstairs (Mr. Lowenstein, his overweight boss whose office is on the floor above him)
A railroad
Q. What does Jim set out to write?

A memoir
A novel
A poem
A pop-up Choose Your Own Adventure cookbook
Q. From where is Ántonia’s family?

The island of Mypos, where they lived across the street from Balki Bartokomous
Q. What does Mr. Shimerda ask Jim to do?

Marry his daughter
Stay away from his daughter
Teach his daughter English
Teach his daughter how to act like a lady
Q. What does Mr. Shimerda do when times get tough?

He just sticks out his chin and grins and says, “Oh, the sun’ll come out tomorrow!”
He leaves, abandoning his family
He commits suicide
He has a mental breakdown and is committed