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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. The preacher tells of an entire family killed _______________.
(a) in a rockslide.
(b) in a tornado.
(c) in a house fire.
(d) in a flood.

2. What is the profession of the Jewish man that Catherine meets?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Rabbi.
(c) Physician.
(d) Peddler.

3. What does Catherine see that Ann is doing when Catherine cries?
(a) She is ready to spank her.
(b) She is stirring the kettle.
(c) She cries too.
(d) She has left the room.

4. What comparison does Catherine make of herself and the new teacher?
(a) They have the same color eyes.
(b) They are nearly the same height.
(c) They have the same middle name.
(d) They are almost the same age.

5. Who leaves flowers on a note for Catherine?
(a) James.
(b) Asa.
(c) Matthew.
(d) Joshua.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Mr. Hall go to trade wares and make purchases?

2. Catherine's memories of her mother and brother's deaths is called ________________.

3. Why is the new school year delayed for a day?

4. What does Mr. Hall suggest that Catherine send with him when he returns to Boston to marry Ann?

5. What does Cassie complain of after swimming in the pond?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author use foreshadowing related to Catherine's comments about quilts?

2. What is the reason for Mr. Hall's delayed return from Boston?

3. How does the author use flashbacks to help communicate Catherine's feelings about the death of her mother and baby brother?

4. Describe the arrival of Ann and Daniel.

5. Explain why spring is a metaphor for the new dynamics of the Hall family.

6. How does Catherine experience change related to the addition of the two new family members?

7. How is the theme of trust exhibited between Asa and Catherine regarding his poem for Sophy?

8. How does Cassie help Catherine get a new perspective on Ann's arrival?

9. What is the symbolism of the blue bonnet that Catherine wears in Chapter 18?

10. Describe how Ann is becoming both physically and emotionally stronger since her arrival at the Hall household.

(see the answer keys)

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