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Joan W. Blos
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whose home does Mr. Holt move?
(a) The M. home.
(b) The Shipman home.
(c) The Hall home.
(d) The Shroyer home.

2. To whose home does Mr. Holt move?
(a) The M. home.
(b) The Shipman home.
(c) The Hall home.
(d) The Voiles home.

3. What does Mrs. Shipman send to Mrs. Nelson?
(a) Milk.
(b) Whiskey.
(c) Food.
(d) Bandages.

4. How do Cassie and Asa respond to Catherine's sighting of an apparition?
(a) They tease her.
(b) They are frightened too.
(c) They believe her.
(d) They threaten to tell the minister about it.

5. What technique does the author use to provide information about what happened in the past?
(a) Flashback.
(b) Onomatapoeia
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Metaphor.

6. According to Asa, the skin cools __________________.
(a) after thrashings.
(b) after a bath.
(c) in the woods.
(d) in the icehouse.

7. Catherine tells her father about boys who ________________________.
(a) lean over thin ice to catch a drink.
(b) refuse to go skating because the ice is too thin.
(c) skate in pairs over thin ice.
(d) throw small children onto the thin ice.

8. Mr. Hall and Uncle Jack disagree about what topic?
(a) Politics.
(b) Farming.
(c) Child rearing.
(d) Runaway slaves.

9. What is made from the tree sap?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Gum.
(c) Candy.
(d) Syrup.

10. The Hall family discusses Mrs. Hall's opinion on _______________________.
(a) Mr. Hall's mother.
(b) the barn's distance from the house.
(c) helping the phantom.
(d) wearing red.

11. Which of the following does Asa not discover missing?
(a) Phantom's tracks.
(b) The phantom.
(c) The quilt.
(d) Cakes.

12. What does Mr. Hall think is the source of Catherine's distraction?
(a) Becoming a teenager.
(b) Grief for her mother.
(c) Missing Sophy.
(d) A new beau.

13. How old does Catherine turn in Chapter 8?
(a) 21.
(b) 18.
(c) 14.
(d) 16.

14. Which of the children complains about school?
(a) Matty.
(b) Cassie.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Asa.

15. What do the men have to keep constant in the camp while tapping the trees?
(a) Water level.
(b) Fires.
(c) Humidity level.
(d) Cooling temperatures.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Cassie's brother?

2. What happens when the weather is cold one day and hot the next?

3. Why does Catherine miss school in Chapter 7?

4. Who hosts the Thanksgiving meal?

5. Who takes care of Matty when she falls ill?

(see the answer keys)

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