My Antonia Overview Quiz

Jim Burden reflects on Antonia Shimerda, a remarkable woman he once knew while living on the plains of Nebraska. Be sure you recall the relationship between the two friends by taking the eNotes quiz about Willa Cather's novel My Antonia here.

  1. Where are Antonia and her family originally from?

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  2. What is the sign that Mr. Shimerda will not survive much longer?

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  3. What does Jim feel certain that Mr. Shimerda died of?

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  4. Why does Antonia stop working for Mr. Harling?

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  5. What animal does Jim kill in order to rescue Antonia?

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  6. What do the Shimerdas think of the Burden home?

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  7. Of what material is the Shimerda house composed?

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  8. Why does Jim Burden leave Nebraska for two years?

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  9. What happened to Antonia's father?

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  10. Why does Jim come to live with his grandparents?

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