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. Why was Jenny's suitor refused?

2. What does Bill do after resorting to physical blows with someone about his views?

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

4. What happens while Matt is heading to Dave Burdow's house?

5. How do most people hear updates about the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What responsibilities does Jethro take on when Matt is hurt?

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

3. What is Ellen suffering from in Chapter 5?

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

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

6. How do Jethro and his mother feel about the onset of the Civil War?

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

8. How does Bill feel about the war?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

How does Jenny's relationship with Shadrach change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the book?

Essay Topic 3

Jethro endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

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