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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hannah Welles claim is tempting Providence in Part 2?
(a) Moving into the new house after blood was spilled in the doorway.
(b) Allowing Aunt Hepsa to sew a cut on Jacob's head.
(c) Ignoring the advice of neighbors.
(d) Living so close to a known Indian burial ground.

2. What image does Dolly suggest the neighbors will compare her children to if they are not washed and cleaned?
(a) Sheep just brought in from the fields.
(b) Pigs playing in slop.
(c) A horse lathered in sweat after a heavy run.
(d) Cows caught in a muddy paddock.

3. Of whom is the poem Maypole Point about?
(a) Marguerite.
(b) Debby.
(c) Dolly.
(d) Aunt Hespa.

4. What is an excuse for festivity as Marguerite guesses in the beginning of Part 2?
(a) Wool gathering.
(b) Barn raising.
(c) Corn shelling.
(d) A roof raising.

5. What job is Marguerite immediately given as the Raising starts?
(a) Keeping flies from the food.
(b) Watching over the children.
(c) Cooking the wildfowl.
(d) Filling the spaces between logs on the new house.

6. What is still left to be done in the Sargents' house after the Raising is done?
(a) Bedrooms are to be added later.
(b) A stove needs to be brought from Marblehead.
(c) Windows need glass.
(d) Floors to be laid and furnishing constructed.

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

8. At the end of part 2, what does Aunt Hespa have Seth draw a pattern of Marguerite's feet on?
(a) Paper.
(b) The floor.
(c) Cowhide.
(d) Cloth.

9. Why does Joel Sargent tell his wife the captain of the Isabella B stayed with them for so long?
(a) To give the family shelter on his boat.
(b) To look for a farm of his own.
(c) To ensure payment.
(d) To help build the house.

10. How do the twins explain to Marguerite the crickets make their noises?
(a) Rubbing their tails together.
(b) Rubbing their front legs together.
(c) Rubbing their antenna together.
(d) Rubbing their hind legs together.

11. Who is Jerusha?
(a) A sheep.
(b) Dolly's sister.
(c) Joel's mother.
(d) A corncob doll.

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

13. What does Caleb criticize Marguerite for doing after she saw the bear?
(a) For allowing the children to follow the dog.
(b) For allowing the dog to attack it.
(c) For leaving the butter in the stream.
(d) For scaring it away.

14. Where does young Jacob sit while eating his midday meal?
(a) On a keg.
(b) On the ship's rail.
(c) On the ship's deck.
(d) On Marguerite's lap.

15. Where are Aunt Hespa's family from?
(a) England.
(b) Ireland.
(c) France.
(d) Scotland.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the mugs made of that Aunt Hespa serves milk in after Marguerite's ordeal in the channel saving the cows?

2. To what does Caleb often compare Marguerite to, suggesting his thoughts as to her trustworthiness?

3. In part 2, what does Aunt Hespa tell Marguerite she is waiting for in order to complete the squares for her Delectable Mountain quilt?

4. At the end of part 2, why does Aunt Hespa have Seth draw a pattern of Marguerite's feet?

5. What is a loom?

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