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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In part 2, what do the men spend most of their evenings doing?
(a) Reading the Bible.
(b) Telling stories of their childhoods.
(c) Whittling spoons out of wood.
(d) Building furniture.

4. What does Marguerite quickly learn a bound-out girl is not expected to hold?
(a) The children.
(b) Money.
(c) Opinions of their own.
(d) Food.

5. What special addition did Dolly make to Marguerite and the twins' dress the morning of the Raising?
(a) New shoes.
(b) Green ribbons for their hair.
(c) Blue yarn in their hair.
(d) New dresses.

6. What item of clothing does Aunt Hespa give to Marguerite at the end of part 2?
(a) Boots.
(b) A new dress.
(c) Cotton underclothing.
(d) Stockings.

7. Why does Marguerite decide Indians must not be so bad as they travel through Penobscot Bay?
(a) They often live with the French.
(b) One saved a French explorer.
(c) They come from French Canada.
(d) A Baron of France married one.

8. In what year does the novel begin?
(a) 1643.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1743.
(d) 1843.

9. When Marguerite is awoken by the storm, what is the first thing she does?
(a) Reaches for her rosary.
(b) Reaches for the children.
(c) Reaches for her money.
(d) Reaches for her belongings.

10. Why has the author begun her book with the poem Maypole Point?
(a) To foreshadow the death of Marguerite.
(b) To show off her poetic side.
(c) To preface the story.
(d) To build tension in the story.

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

12. What does Dolly say at the beginning of Part 2 she is grateful for?
(a) The health of her children.
(b) Good weather for the Raising.
(c) Good neighbors willing to work.
(d) A good servant in Marguerite.

13. What is the name of the place where Marguerite and her grandmother end up after they run out of money?
(a) Orphanage.
(b) Poor Farm.
(c) Jail.
(d) Hospice.

14. What chore does Caleb allow Marguerite to do that she often finds wearisome, though she refuses to tell Caleb, in Part 2?
(a) Drying fish.
(b) Scraping animal hides.
(c) Potato digging.
(d) Corn grinding.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What job is Marguerite immediately given as the Raising starts?

2. Who is Seth Jordan?

3. What does Aunt Hespa boil in milk to help cure health complaints?

4. What is a dory?

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

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