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Joan W. Blos
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of Catherine's classmates must leave home to work?
(a) Sandy.
(b) Sally.
(c) Susy.
(d) Sophy.

2. What does Mr. Holt give Catherine permission to do?
(a) Bring her writing book home.
(b) Produce a play.
(c) Start a sewing club.
(d) Give a graduation speech.

3. What type of animals are used to clear the road?
(a) Cows.
(b) Oxen.
(c) Mules.
(d) Horses.

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

5. Why does Asa continue to take punishment for something he did not do?
(a) He wants to defy his father.
(b) He wants to set a good example.
(c) He is helping Catherine.
(d) He is saving the phantom's life.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does Catherine live?

2. On what day do Catherine and Matty play a trick on their father?

3. What accident does Mrs. Nelson have with the cow?

4. Catherine, Cassie and Asa wonder if the phantom has found _________________.

5. What do Catherine and Cassie do with the items Lucy has brought?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Asa's philosophical stance on continuing to take punishment for things he did not do?

2. How does Mr. Hall lose his temper when the question of his marrying Aunt Lucy arises?

3. Why does Catherine feel so much stress about helping the phantom?

4. How does a big snowstorm impact Catherine and her family?

5. Describe the story of the runaway Williams boy becoming a Russian Count.

6. How do Mr. Hall and Uncle Jack differ on their opinions of runaway slaves?

7. How does the author use a flashback to give a glimpse into the Halls' life before Mrs. Hall died?

8. How is Mr. Hall's crafting of a chair an element of foreshadowing for the story?

9. What does the quilt left for the phantom symbolize?

10. What does Catherine see in one of Mr. Holt's newspapers that particularly upsets her?

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