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. Where is John going a week after reading Tom's letter?

2. Where does Shadrach live?

3. What is the name of Jethro's mother?

4. How old is Jethro when his father falls ill?

5. Who comforts Jethro when he gets scared of the war?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What reward does Jethro get at the beginning of the book?

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

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

6. What is Ellen suffering from in Chapter 5?

7. Where does Shardach live, and why is this arrangement so unique?

8. What does Tom say in his first letter home from the war?

9. What does Jethro enjoy doing when the Civil War first begins?

10. What do Tom and Eb do at the beginning of the Civil War?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love is a very important theme and motivating factor in this book. Which characters are most affected by this theme? Which relationships are the most significant to the plot and why?

Essay Topic 2

Power and greed are two common themes in this book. Where do they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations

Essay Topic 3

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

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