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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says the young man in Aunt Hespa's song was wrong to leave his lover?
(a) Joel Sargent.
(b) Ira Sargent.
(c) Ethan Jordan.
(d) Seth Jordan.

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

3. How much older than Marguerite is Caleb?
(a) Three years.
(b) The same age.
(c) A year.
(d) Two years.

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

5. What animal does Marguerite think Dolly resembles in her homespun dress and scoop bonnet?
(a) A hen.
(b) A cow.
(c) A pig.
(d) A sheep.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Jerusha?

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

3. The growth of what plants signal the end of summer for Marguerite?

4. Who plays the fiddle during Marguerite's visit at Aunt Hespa's?

5. What kind of dress to several of the Sargent children wish they could have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Marguerite's uncle as they approach the shores of America? What does Marguerite find most devastating about this?

2. What happens to the cow and her calf when they are put in the water to swim to shore? Who rescues them?

3. Why does the Captain refuse to enter Penobscot Bay when they reach the mouth?

4. What type of cuttings does Seth Jordan bring the Sargents? For what reason?

5. What reasons do the men give for stopping in Falmouth before the storm hits their ship?

6. What is a Raising? Why does Caleb tell Marguerite it is important to the family?

7. Why are the captain and Joel Sargent surprised to find Caleb and Marguerite still on board the ship after the storm? What does Joel say about Marguerite?

8. What does Abby Welles claim she would like to have when Ethan Jordan and Timothy Welles prepare to sail to Portsmouth on the Isabella B?

9. What stories does a stranger tell the children when he runs across them on the pasture lands outside Falmouth?

10. Why does Aunt Hespa invite Marguerite to her home at the end of Part 2?

(see the answer keys)

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