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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. What do the men in Jethro's family do when they hear of the beginning of the war?
2. What is the occupation of the man who helps Jethro when he is being bullied at the store?
3. How far away from the Creighton's house is Shadrach's cabin?
4. How old is Jethro when his father falls ill?
5. Where is Jethro's oldest brother at the beginning of the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What added a lot of strain to the issues of war in Jethro's home state?
2. What harm is done to Jethro's farm while Matt is ill?
3. What is Ellen suffering from in Chapter 5?
4. How old is Jenny, and what is her role in the household?
5. How does the nation respond to the beginning of the war?
6. What does Jethro enjoy doing when the Civil War first begins?
7. How does Jethro feel as he listens to his brothers and cousin debate the issues of the war?
8. How do Jethro and his mother feel about the onset of the Civil War?
9. What responsibilities does Jethro take on when Matt is hurt?
10. How is Jethro prepared for his first trip into town?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?
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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