Across Five Aprils Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who fights the most with Bill about his views when the war begins?

2. What does Shadrach tell Jethro to NOT call the president?

3. Who helps Jethro when he is being bullied at the store?

4. Who killed Jethro's sister, Mary?

5. Who is the president when this book takes place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What added a lot of strain to the issues of war in Jethro's home state?

2. How is Jethro prepared for his first trip into town?

3. Why is Jethro's farm being targeted in Chapter 6?

4. What does Bill choose to do at the end of Chapter 3, and why?

5. How is Jethro helped after his experience in the town store?

6. What does Ellen's nephew do when he first comes to visit Ellen?

7. What does Jethro's mother praise him for at the beginning of the book?

8. Why is Jethro sent to town alone in Chapter 5?

9. What does Shadrach do after reading Tom's letter?

10. What is happening at the very beginning of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The story takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Irene Hunt have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

Betrayal is a theme introduced at the very beginning of this book. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters are most affected by it?

Essay Topic 3

Security and safety are two themes that are touched on a number of times throughout the course of this book. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

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