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 Jethro's oldest brother at the beginning of the book?

2. Who are the men waiting for at Jethro's house while they talk with Ellen's nephew?

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

4. Who is the most riled up about the beginning of the war?

5. Who is Jethro's favorite brother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Jethro on his ride home from town?

2. What is Ellen suffering from in Chapter 5?

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

4. What does Bill think about the issues of the war?

5. What does Ellen do after reading the first letter from Tom since he left for the war?

6. What harm is done to Jethro's farm while Matt is ill?

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

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

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

10. How does Jethro feel as he listens to his brothers and cousin debate the issues of the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Guy Wortman and Dave Burdow are two characters who are very similar in their natures, but are markedly different in other ways. Use some examples from the text to compare and contrast these two dynamic characters.

Essay Topic 2

This plot takes place during the Civil War. How does this historic event shape the main characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

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

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