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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What month is it when Ellen first hears from Tom?
(a) December.
(b) January.
(c) November.
(d) February.

2. In Chapter 6, why does Matt want to thank Dave Burdow?
(a) For helping with the field work.
(b) For sending on some important news.
(c) For buying Jethro lunch.
(d) For protecting Jethro.

3. Who is the president when this book takes place?
(a) Adams.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Jefferson.
(d) Washington.

4. How much older than Jethro is Jenny?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 4 years.

5. What do many of Tom's friends do when the weather gets warm?
(a) Died of thirst.
(b) Threw their winter gear away.
(c) Sold their blankets.
(d) Got heat exhaustion.

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

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

8. Where is Jethro's oldest brother at the beginning of the book?
(a) At war.
(b) In Heaven.
(c) In jail.
(d) In California.

9. Why does John's family decide to stay with Ellen?
(a) They are low on food.
(b) Their dog went missing.
(c) Jethro needs the help.
(d) They are worried about Matt dying.

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

11. Who helps Jethro when he is being bullied at the store?
(a) Russ Morton.
(b) Ross Morton.
(c) Russ Milton.
(d) Ross Milton.

12. Whose farm was Jethro taking care of when his father was incapacitated?
(a) Shadrach's.
(b) Matt's.
(c) John's.
(d) Dave Burdow's.

13. Who is given charge of the farm when Matt is incapacitated?
(a) Jethro.
(b) Jenny.
(c) Ellen.
(d) Dave Burdow.

14. Where is Jethro when he is told who Bill has chosen to fight for?
(a) In the barn.
(b) In his bed.
(c) In the fields.
(d) In school.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who fights the most with Bill about his views when the war begins?

2. What does Shadrach tell Jethro to call the president?

3. How did the mob want to kill the man who killed Mary?

4. What dinner does Shadrach make for Jethro when he shares Tom's letter?

5. How many children has Jethro's mother had?

(see the answer keys)

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