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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tells Marguerite she did the right thing after her encounter with the bear?
(a) Abby Welles.
(b) Joel and Dolly Sargent.
(c) Aunt Hespa.
(d) Seth Jordan.

2. At the end of part 2, why does Aunt Hespa have Seth draw a pattern of Marguerite's feet?
(a) To help her learn how to make her own stockings.
(b) To show her how to make a drawing of a turkey.
(c) To create a sock-like thing to help her new boots fit better.
(d) To prepare to build her new shoes.

3. What does Aunt Hespa bring for Marguerite when she arrives at the Raising?
(a) A doll.
(b) A new dress.
(c) Fresh herbs.
(d) New stockings.

4. What do the children talk about as they watch the men work at the Raising?
(a) They compare the men's tools.
(b) They compare the men's work abilities.
(c) They compare the men's clothing.
(d) They compare the men's stamina.

5. What does Marguerite think of her reflection after having not seen herself for many months?
(a) She is unhappy with the shape of her nose.
(b) She likes what she sees.
(c) She thinks she looks like an Indian.
(d) Her reflection seems odd to her becasue it has matured some.

6. The growth of what plants signal the end of summer for Marguerite?
(a) Goldenrod and red berries.
(b) Strawberries and beans.
(c) Goldenrod and blueberries.
(d) Milk thistle and blue bonnets.

7. What does Caleb Sargent often call Marguerite in the beginning of the novel?
(a) Frenchee.
(b) Girl.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Injun.

8. What animal do the children find at Falmouth and decide to adopt?
(a) A cat.
(b) A bird.
(c) A dog.
(d) A tiger cub.

9. How has Ira Sargent created a calendar at the new farm?
(a) By cutting notches into a tree in the front yard.
(b) Cutting notches for each day into a pole beside the front door step.
(c) By cutting notches into a board.
(d) By cutting notches into the bed post.

10. What does grit mean as used in Part 1 of this novel?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Foreigner.
(c) Stupidity.
(d) Courage.

11. How does Marguerite catch sight of her reflection for the first time in many months?
(a) She sees her reflection in a window.
(b) She finds a mirror among Dolly's belongings.
(c) She finds a looking glass in the woods.
(d) She sees her reflection in the water.

12. What do Marguerite and the twins spend the morning of the Raising doing?
(a) Picking feathers from wildfowl.
(b) Garnishing puddings and cakes.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Planting rows of corn.

13. What do the children eat with their bread that makes Dolly worry about their cleanliness?
(a) Honey.
(b) Molasses.
(c) Jam.
(d) Dried fruit.

14. What is Passageewakeag?
(a) An Indian term for place of ghosts or spirits.
(b) A French term for cemetery.
(c) An Indian term for holy land.
(d) A French term for homeland.

15. In Part 2, rumors of what delayed the sailing of the Isabella B in one of two incidences?
(a) Bad storms.
(b) Heavy seas.
(c) A French invasion.
(d) Indian raids.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Becky Sargent suggest the dog, Pumpkin, smells Indians?

2. In part 2, what bird does Marguerite show a reluctance to eat?

3. What did the captain say takes you places without waiting for no road?

4. What is one of the things that delayed the sailing of the Isabella B prior to the Raising?

5. What is the point of view of the novel?

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