Both real and fictitious locations are used as the setting of Sunset Song. The changing land and ruins reflect the changes of human lives, but the land and standing stones also represent permanence.
Which of these statements is correct?
Nearly all the place names in the novel are fictitious except for Kinraddie
Nearly all the place names are real places except for Kinraddie
The place names in the novel are an even mix of real and fictitious
What does the description of 'Faith' in the stained glass window show?
A flippant, mocking attitude to religion
A respectful attitude to religion
Appreciation of the beauty of the window
Where did the Guthries live before coming to Kinraddie?
Why was the journey to Kinraddie over the Slug Road terrible?
The carts got stuck in the mud
One of the carts overturned
The carts got stuck in snowdrifts
Which farms have rich, fertile black loam?
Peesie's Knapp and Cuddiestoun
Blawearie and Peesie's Knapp
Blawearie and Cuddiestoun
When she is a young girl, what is Chris's opinion of the English?
They are mean and can't speak properly
They are much nicer than most Scots think
She has formed no opinion so far
What is John Guthrie's attitude to the Standing Stones?
He finds them a comfort in times of trouble and stress
He dislikes them and even fears them slightly
He has no feelings about them
At Dunnottar Castle, what is Chris moved by, and how does she feel?
Feelings of envy for the fine people who used to live there
Feelings of sadness that the children who lived there are now all dead
Feelings of anger at the way her ancestors were treated by the gentry
What is at Edzell?
A ruined castle
A war memorial
Which of the houses at Kinraddie become derelict after the war?
Blawearie and Upperhill
Pooty's cottage and the Mill House
Peesie's Knapp and Pooty's cottage