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. Which side does Tom favor?

2. What do many of Tom's friends do when the weather gets warm?

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

4. What do the men in the store tease Jethro about?

5. How many children has Jethro's mother had?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does John see Bill, and why?

2. What happens when Jenny receives a personal letter from Shadrach?

3. What happens when Jethro gets to the store in town?

4. What do Tom and Eb do at the beginning of the Civil War?

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

6. What do Jenny and Jethro do when they hear of Tom's death?

7. What is Ellen suffering from in Chapter 5?

8. What happens when men gather to build the Creightons' a new barn?

9. What happens that ruins the peace in Jethro's life after the war is ended?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Despair is a theme that is placed in a number of sensitive places in the plot. What are some of these places, and what role does despair play in this book?

Essay Topic 2

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

Essay Topic 3

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

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