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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Bill think problems should be solved?
(a) With civil disputes.
(b) With debates.
(c) With peace.
(d) With votes.

2. What does Jethro enjoy doing when the war begins?
(a) Pretending to be a soldier.
(b) Learning about the army advancements.
(c) Reading about the Confederate success.
(d) Reading about the Union success.

3. What do some people do on battlefields when the war begins?
(a) Take pictures.
(b) Protest.
(c) Picnic.
(d) Call for peace.

4. Which war begins during the second chapter of this book?
(a) The Mexican War.
(b) The Revolutionary War.
(c) The Civil War.
(d) The French and Indian War.

5. How does the community feel about Bill's views?
(a) They are suspicious of him.
(b) They resent them.
(c) They are ashamed of him.
(d) They respect him.

6. What is Shadrach's profession?
(a) Soldier.
(b) Carpenter.
(c) Farmer.
(d) Teacher.

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

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

9. How old is Jethro when his father falls ill?
(a) 9.
(b) 14.
(c) 10.
(d) 12.

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

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

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

13. Who helps Jethro understand why Jenny won't share what she has with Jethro?
(a) Nancy.
(b) Ellen.
(c) Eliza.
(d) Natalie.

14. How old is Ellen's nephew?
(a) Younger than Jethro.
(b) The same age as Shadrach.
(c) A few years younger than Jenny.
(d) As old as her older sons.

15. What is the occupation of the man who helps Jethro when he is being bullied at the store?
(a) Trader.
(b) Store owner.
(c) Newspaper editor.
(d) Farmer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Jethro's mother?

2. What caused Ellen's ailment in Chapter 5?

3. Where is Jethro's oldest brother at the beginning of the book?

4. Ellen's nephew favors which side of the war?

5. Who is the most riled up about the beginning of the war?

(see the answer keys)

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