Across Five Aprils Test | Final 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 Jethro when he hears of Lincoln's assassination?

2. Who does Shad plan to vote for in the next presidential election?

3. What does Jethro carry while working in the fields after the federal agents come to the farm?

4. What month was the Gettysburg Address delivered in?

5. What is the name of the first soldier in the area to return home from the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What good news does John send his family about Bill?

2. What does Jethro do when he is conflicted about Eb's desertion?

3. What does Jethro get upset about when the men are talking after building the new barn?

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

5. What does Shadrach write to Jethro about in Chapter 11?

6. What does Jethro do when he hears about the end of the war?

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

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

9. Where does John see Bill, and why?

10. What happens when Jethro hears strange noises from the woods while working in the fields one day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ross Milton was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if he had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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