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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the closest town to Jethro's house?
(a) Newlan.
(b) Norton.
(c) Newton.
(d) Norman.

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

3. What does Bill do after resorting to physical blows with someone about his views?
(a) Stops speaking.
(b) Apologizes.
(c) Joins the Army.
(d) Leaves home.

4. What gift is Jethro given while he is in town?
(a) An ink and paper set.
(b) A book.
(c) A piece of candy.
(d) A horse whip.

5. How old is Jethro when this book begins?
(a) 15.
(b) 12.
(c) 6.
(d) 9.

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

7. What is Jethro and his family planting at the beginning of the book?
(a) Wheat.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Corn.

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

9. Why was Jenny's suitor refused?
(a) He has no money.
(b) He is too young.
(c) She is too young.
(d) Jenny did not love him.

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

11. 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.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Jethro's well made unusable?

2. How far away from the Creighton's house is Shadrach's cabin?

3. How does the nation respond to the start of the war?

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

5. Who sent the letter that Jenny does not want to share with Jethro?

(see the answer keys)

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