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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. What is Catherine's last name?
(a) Hanson.
(b) Harmon.
(c) Hallowell.
(d) Hall.

2. Who takes care of Matty when she falls ill?
(a) Sophy.
(b) Catherine.
(c) Asa.
(d) Lucy.

3. Why does Aunt Lucy visit Mr. Hall?
(a) To get a leather strap repaired.
(b) To borrow some tea.
(c) To offer to home school the girls.
(d) To bring him a pie.

4. What does Asa want to do with the runaway slave?
(a) Help him.
(b) Turn him in.
(c) Ignore him.
(d) Shoot him.

5. What is Mr. Holt's profession?
(a) Tracker.
(b) Minister.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Farmer.

6. To whom does the Russian Count repay his debt?
(a) Joshua Holt.
(b) Jeremy Preston.
(c) Matthew Hallowell.
(d) James Presnall.

7. What are the children doing as Chapter 6 begins?
(a) Walking home from school.
(b) Tapping trees for syrup.
(c) Sledding.
(d) Going on a hayride.

8. How does Mr. Hall react when Catherine tells him about the boys on the thin ice?
(a) He tells her not to worry.
(b) He talks to the boys about the dangers.
(c) He contacts the boys' parents.
(d) He wants to know their names.

9. Who hosts the Thanksgiving meal?
(a) The Lenoxes.
(b) The Shipmans.
(c) The Halls.
(d) The Millers.

10. What is the name of Catherine's infant brother who died?
(a) Gabriel.
(b) John.
(c) Nathaniel.
(d) Matthew.

11. How old is Catherine at the beginning of the story?
(a) 13.
(b) 10.
(c) 21.
(d) 18.

12. Who wipes away Catherine's tears when she cries about the quilt?
(a) Asa.
(b) Mrs. Shipman.
(c) Mr. Hall.
(d) Lucy.

13. Mr. Hall tells his daughters a story about ___________________.
(a) Jesus.
(b) a headless woman.
(c) his childhood.
(d) right and wrong.

14. What type of feast do the Halls have at their home?
(a) Barn raising.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Harvest.
(d) New Year's.

15. What is Mr. Hall's position on runaway slaves?
(a) They should be given sanctuary for as long as needed.
(b) They should be given food and sent on their way.
(c) They should be turned in.
(d) They should be ignored.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mr. Holt communicate his request to retain his position?

2. What blocks passage on the roads?

3. Who does Catherine tell about the phantom?

4. Who had made the quilt given to the phantom?

5. Which of the following does Catherine not love?

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