Across Five Aprils Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Shadrach tell Jethro to NOT call the president?
(a) Honest Abe.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Abraham.
(d) Abe.

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

3. Who are the men waiting for at Jethro's house while they talk with Ellen's nephew?
(a) The news carrier.
(b) Shadrach.
(c) Matt.
(d) The postman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What happens to Jethro's barn while Matt is ill?
(a) It is contaminated.
(b) It is flooded.
(c) It burns down.
(d) It is torn apart.

11. How did the mob want to kill the man who killed Mary?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Shooting.
(c) Crushing.
(d) Burning.

12. What do the men in Jethro's family try to avoid when they hear of the beginning of the war?
(a) Guilt.
(b) Confrontation.
(c) Ellen's nephew.
(d) Their mother.

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

14. The Creighton family receives their first war letter from who?
(a) John.
(b) Eb.
(c) Tom.
(d) Bill.

15. What will Jethro's father be doing while Jethro is in town?
(a) Bringing in the harvest.
(b) Trading for goods.
(c) Caring for Ellen.
(d) Working the fields.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jenny give to Jethro as a special treat at the beginning of the book?

2. Who helps Jethro understand why Jenny won't share what she has with Jethro?

3. Who demands that the boys stop their talk of war?

4. What month is it when Ellen first hears from Tom?

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

(see the answer keys)

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