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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Marguerite get a bruise on her forehead?
(a) She is hit with debris while helping to save the livestock during a storm.
(b) She falls below deck during the storm.
(c) She is punished by Joel Sargent for insolence.
(d) She is kicked by one of the children in their sleep.

3. What is the point of view of the novel?
(a) Third person limited.
(b) Third person omniscient.
(c) Second person.
(d) First person.

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

5. What reason does the captain give for changing the originally intended course of the ship to the new farm?
(a) There are too many storms in the area.
(b) The ship is heavily loaded.
(c) There are too many children on board to risk a slower route.
(d) The ship is too light.

6. In part 2, Marguerite stumbles on a cave and finds a pile of bones near a cold fire. What else does she find?
(a) A woman's petticoat.
(b) A woman's necklace.
(c) A child's toy.
(d) A child's shoe buckle.

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

8. What does Marguerite point out in the night sky to the children?
(a) The full moon.
(b) Constellations.
(c) A falling star.
(d) The direction to their new home.

9. How many children do the Stanleys have?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

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

12. What crops did the Sargents plant upon their arrival that are just coming up in Part 2?
(a) Corn, rice, and radishes.
(b) Potatoes, rice, and watermelon.
(c) Potatoes, tomatoes, and beans.
(d) Corn, turnips, and potatoes.

13. In part 2, what bird does Marguerite show a reluctance to eat?
(a) Pigeons.
(b) Chickens.
(c) Wildfowl.
(d) Geese.

14. What is one of the reasons Joel Sargent gives for deciding to sell all he owns to buy this new farm?
(a) The ability to grow more food for the family.
(b) The sugar maples on the new land.
(c) The large amount of land as compared to only an acre or two in Marblehead.
(d) The farmhouse.

15. 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 prepare to build her new shoes.
(c) To create a sock-like thing to help her new boots fit better.
(d) To show her how to make a drawing of a turkey.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the twins explain to Marguerite the crickets make their noises?

2. What special clothing is Debby wearing for the Raising?

3. How has Ira Sargent created a calendar at the new farm?

4. Who tells Marguerite she did the right thing after her encounter with the bear?

5. What is an excuse for festivity as Marguerite guesses in the beginning of Part 2?

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