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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What caused Ellen's ailment in Chapter 5?
(a) Dropping a water bucket on her foot.
(b) They do not know.
(c) Eating bad chicken.
(d) Lack of coffee.

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

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

4. Why does Jenny not want to share with Jethro when she receives something important?
(a) It is very personal.
(b) She wants to read it first.
(c) She has been craving bread.
(d) Jethro was mean to her.

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

6. Who sent the letter that Jenny does not want to share with Jethro?
(a) Bill.
(b) Tom.
(c) Eb.
(d) Shadrach.

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

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

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

10. At the beginning of Chapter 5, what is Jethro sent into town to get?
(a) Castor oil.
(b) The doctor.
(c) A bandage.
(d) Coffee.

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

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

13. 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.

14. What is the name of Jethro's father?
(a) Malcolm.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Mark.
(d) Matt.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the closest town to Jethro's house?

2. How was Jethro's well made unusable?

3. Who kept a mob from killing the man who killed Mary?

4. The Creighton family receives their first war letter from who?

5. Why does Jenny's father refuse to let her marry Shadrach after receiving Tom's letter?

(see the answer keys)

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