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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the Mackenzie's reach their destination in Chapter 2, where do they stay?
(a) In a tent.
(b) In a small shed.
(c) With a relative.
(d) In a hotel.

2. How many children does Maggie have?
(a) Six.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

3. What are the rumors that go through the community in Chapter 3 about?
(a) War.
(b) Infidelity.
(c) Indians.
(d) Illness.

4. What does Ed Matthews promise Abbie when he hears her singing?
(a) That he'll take her to Chicago.
(b) That he'll take her to London.
(c) That he'll take her to Paris.
(d) That he'll take her to New York.

5. Where do many of the Deals' neighbors start to go in Chapter 13?
(a) Church.
(b) Back to where they came from.
(c) To Kansas.
(d) To try their luck in the gold rush.

6. How does Sarah Lutz's brother die?
(a) From a high fever.
(b) By a kick to the head from a donkey.
(c) He drowns.
(d) From a snake bite.

7. What item does Abbie suggest selling in order to make money?
(a) Homemade jam.
(b) Her clock.
(c) Her mother's pearls.
(d) Some of their land.

8. What does Abbie's family admonish her for in Chapter 13?
(a) Marrying a Deal man.
(b) Moving to Nebraska.
(c) Not sending home any money.
(d) Not marrying Ed Matthews.

9. What does Abbie try to focus her attention on in the spring in Chapter 15?
(a) Sewing a quilt.
(b) Schooling her children.
(c) Singing lessons.
(d) Keeping a garden.

10. Where does Abbie's mother keep the mementos from the Mackenzies' time of affluence?
(a) In a skin-covered box.
(b) In a wooden chest.
(c) In a biscuit tin.
(d) In an album.

11. What does Henry lose in Chapter 10?
(a) His hat.
(b) A sack of potatoes.
(c) One of his horses.
(d) A wagon wheel.

12. Which family seems to be doing better than their neighbors?
(a) The Reinmuellers.
(b) The Wentworths.
(c) The O'Connors.
(d) The Lutzs.

13. Who does Abbie marry in Chapter 7?
(a) John.
(b) Ed.
(c) Will.
(d) Paul.

14. Who does Will help find for the local community in Chapter 12?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A post master.
(c) A school teacher.
(d) A preacher.

15. To what state are the Mackenzies moving?
(a) Nebraska.
(b) Iowa.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Ohio.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Will use the 1872 crop for?

2. What is the name of the family that joins Abbie and Will on their journey?

3. What affected the Deals' first crops in Chapter 12?

4. What occupation does Abbie take on in Chapter 5?

5. What falls from one of the wagons in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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