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 the first battle of the war?

2. Where does Ellen send Jethro after hearing from Tom?

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

4. Who kept a mob from killing the man who killed Mary?

5. Who loses the first big battle of the Civil War?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the farm while Matt is ill?

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

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

4. How old is Jenny, and what is her role in the household?

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

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

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

8. How does Bill feel about the war?

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

10. What causes the nation to be more serious about the Civil War?

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

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 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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