A Gathering of Days Test | Final Test - Medium

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. Who is the first person to welcome Ann as a neighbor?
(a) Mrs. Currin.
(b) Mrs. Hallowell.
(c) Mrs. Evans.
(d) Mrs. Shipman.

2. What task does Catherine object to doing?
(a) Making a quilt.
(b) Sewing aprons.
(c) Making syrup.
(d) Churning butter.

3. What does Cassie complain of after swimming in the pond?
(a) The muddy water.
(b) Being cold.
(c) She forgot a towel.
(d) It starts to rain.

4. What does Catherine vow not to call Ann?
(a) The widow.
(b) Ann.
(c) Mrs. Hall.
(d) Mother.

5. Why do Mr. Hall and Ann have an argument?
(a) Ann refuses to help at the farm.
(b) Uncle Jack leaves early because Ann doesn't like a joke he told.
(c) Ann spends too much money.
(d) Ann keeps burning every meal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ann require that Catherine and Matty do?

2. Where does Catherine prepare to go in the spring?

3. What comparison does Catherine make of herself and the new teacher?

4. Where will Mr. Holt and Aunt Lucy live after their marriage?

5. What horrible event has occurred in the Southern states?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the transition dynamic within the Hall household by this point in time.

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

3. Cite examples that support the theme of loss in Chapter 17.

4. Describe how the boys in the class revolt against the new teacher's severe punishment measures.

5. Describe the story of the rock slide that killed the Wiley family and the moral that can be told from it.

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

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

8. What name does Catherine feel comfortable calling Ann?

9. What is the irony related to judging in the church?

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

(see the answer keys)

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