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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ellen's nephew favors which side of the war?
(a) The North.
(b) A little bit of both.
(c) The South.
(d) Neither side.

2. What dinner does Shadrach make for Jethro when he shares Tom's letter?
(a) Hot cakes.
(b) Roast beef.
(c) Roast chicken.
(d) Salad.

3. How does Jethro feel as he listens to his brothers argue about the war?
(a) He is excited.
(b) He is confused.
(c) He is scared.
(d) He is proud.

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

5. How far away is the Creighton's house from the nearest town?
(a) 15 miles.
(b) 30 miles.
(c) 45 miles.
(d) 60 miles.

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

7. What does Shadrach tell Jethro to call the president?
(a) Mr. President.
(b) Mr. Lincoln.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) Sir Lincoln.

8. Who is Jethro's favorite brother?
(a) John.
(b) Joe.
(c) Ted.
(d) Bill.

9. Which side does Bill choose to fight for?
(a) The North.
(b) The South.
(c) The Union.
(d) Neither side.

10. Who is the most riled up about the beginning of the war?
(a) Ellen.
(b) Shadrach.
(c) Matt.
(d) Ellen's nephew.

11. Where is Shadrach heading a week after reading Tom's letter?
(a) To fight for the Confederacy.
(b) Taking his family out west.
(c) To fight for the Union.
(d) On a trip abroad.

12. Who killed Jethro's sister, Mary?
(a) Travis Burdow.
(b) David Burdow.
(c) Donald Bidwell.
(d) Thomas Bidwell.

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

14. How many of Jethro's siblings have died at the beginning of the book?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who protects Jethro from an ambush as he is heading home from town?

2. Who is given charge of the farm when Matt is incapacitated?

3. What is Ellen suffering from at the beginning of Chapter 5?

4. What happens to Jethro's barn while Matt is ill?

5. What does Eb do after the first big battle of the Civil War?

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