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. Ellen's nephew favors which side of the war?

2. What dinner does Shadrach make for Jethro when he shares Tom's letter?

3. How does Jethro feel as he listens to his brothers argue about the war?

4. Who helps Jethro in the fields when his father is hurt?

5. How far away is the Creighton's house from the nearest town?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Matt doing when he gets hurt?

2. What happens to Hig Phillips in Chapter 9, and why?

3. Where does Jethro go at the end of the book and why?

4. Which side of the debate does Ellen's nephew believe in?

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

6. How does the county help the Creightons after their barn is burned down?

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

8. How does Bill feel about the war?

9. Where does John see Bill, and why?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 3

Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this book. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

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