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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Matt's family being so targeted in Chapter 6?
(a) Tom joined the Union.
(b) Jethro did not trade well when he was in town.
(c) Matt said some harsh things about Guy Wortman.
(d) Bill joined the confederacy.

2. Who comforts Jethro when he gets scared of the war?
(a) Shadrach.
(b) Bill.
(c) Ellen.
(d) Jenny.

3. What does Jethro get to do now that he helps in the fields?
(a) Get his own room.
(b) Get some money.
(c) Ride a horse to town on his own.
(d) Sit at the adult table.

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

5. What dinner does Shadrach make for Jethro when he shares Tom's letter?
(a) Roast beef.
(b) Roast chicken.
(c) Salad.
(d) Hot cakes.

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

7. What does Eb do after the first big battle of the Civil War?
(a) Joins the Union Army.
(b) Takes a trip aboad to avoid the fighting.
(c) Joins the Confederate Army.
(d) Goes to college.

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

9. How do many of Tom's friends die?
(a) Starved to death.
(b) Froze to death.
(c) Died of food poisoning.
(d) Got shot.

10. Who proposed to Jenny?
(a) Thomas.
(b) Shadrach.
(c) Henry.
(d) David.

11. How do most people hear updates about the war?
(a) Radio broadcasts.
(b) Word of mouth.
(c) Newpapers.
(d) Letters from soldiers.

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

13. What do many of Tom's friends do when the weather gets warm?
(a) Got heat exhaustion.
(b) Sold their blankets.
(c) Died of thirst.
(d) Threw their winter gear away.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jethro and his family live?

2. What is the first big battle of the Civil War?

3. What happens to Jethro's well while Matt is ill?

4. Which of the following is NOT something Jethro's father gives him before sending him to town?

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

(see the answer keys)

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