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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is Ellen suffering from at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) A headache.
(b) Some chest pains.
(c) A stomach ache.
(d) A sprained ankle.

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

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

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

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

8. How many children has Jethro's mother had?
(a) 10.
(b) 12.
(c) 6.
(d) 8.

9. What is done about the frequent visitors to the farm while Matt is ill?
(a) Jethro stands on guard every night.
(b) Food is put out for them.
(c) The sheriff is called.
(d) Neighbors create a watch.

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

11. What happens while Matt is heading to Dave Burdow's house?
(a) He has a heart attack.
(b) He is shot.
(c) He sprains his ankle.
(d) He meets an ambush.

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

13. Where does Jethro and his family live?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Illinois.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Ellen's nephew from?

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

3. What is the name of Jethro's father?

4. How old is Jenny at the beginning of the book?

5. Whose house is Jethro nervous of passing on his way to town?

(see the answer keys)

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