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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the men in Jethro's family do when they hear of the beginning of the war?
(a) Start fighting.
(b) Busy themselves with other tasks.
(c) Kneel to pray.
(d) Change the subject.

2. Who helps Jethro in the fields when his father is hurt?
(a) Ellen.
(b) Dave Burdow.
(c) Jenny.
(d) Ross Morton.

3. Where does Ellen send Jethro after hearing from Tom?
(a) To the barn.
(b) To Shadrach's cabin.
(c) To town.
(d) To work in the fields.

4. What does Shadrach do for Jethro when he reads Tom's letter?
(a) Promises to find Tom and bring him home.
(b) Draws a map.
(c) Tells him that Tom will be fine.
(d) Prays with him.

5. How old is Jenny at the beginning of the book?
(a) 12.
(b) 14.
(c) 18.
(d) 16.

6. What is the name of John's wife?
(a) Nicole.
(b) Nellie.
(c) Nancy.
(d) Natalie.

7. What will Jethro's father be doing while Jethro is in town?
(a) Working the fields.
(b) Trading for goods.
(c) Bringing in the harvest.
(d) Caring for Ellen.

8. Who are the men waiting for at Jethro's house while they talk with Ellen's nephew?
(a) The postman.
(b) Matt.
(c) Shadrach.
(d) The news carrier.

9. What do the men in the store tease Jethro about?
(a) Tom dying at war.
(b) Mary's death.
(c) His young age.
(d) Bill joining the Confederate Army.

10. Who refused Jenny's suitor?
(a) Jenny's mother.
(b) Jenny's brothers.
(c) Jenny's father.
(d) Jenny.

11. What is the name of Jethro's mother?
(a) Emma.
(b) Ella.
(c) Ellen.
(d) Emily.

12. Who demands that the boys stop their talk of war?
(a) Matt.
(b) Jethro.
(c) Shadrach.
(d) Ellen.

13. Where is Ellen's nephew from?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Georgia.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) Tennessee.

14. Which of the following is NOT something that Jethro does for the FIRST time in Chapter 5?
(a) Deliver a message.
(b) Handle a team.
(c) Barter goods.
(d) Drive to town.

15. What happens to Jethro's barn while Matt is ill?
(a) It is torn apart.
(b) It is contaminated.
(c) It burns down.
(d) It is flooded.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does John's family decide to stay with Ellen?

2. Who killed Jethro's sister, Mary?

3. What does Tom do after the first big battle of the Civil War?

4. How does Bill think problems should be solved?

5. What is the first big battle of the Civil War?

(see the answer keys)

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