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

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

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

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

5. How many pairs of shoes does Dolly tell Aunt Hespa there are for her children and Marguerite that winter in Part 2?
(a) Enough for everyone.
(b) Two pair for four children and none for Marguerite.
(c) One pair for two children and one for Marguerite.
(d) Three pair for five children and two for Marguerite.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What work do the women indulge after the large meal is finished during the Raising?

3. Who is to sail with the Isabella B when it leaves for Portsmouth?

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

5. Who responds to Marguerite with friendliness at the Raising that brings Marguerite pleasure?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What luxuries does Marguerite find herself indulging in at Aunt Hespa's house shortly after rescuing the cow and calf?

3. What does Aunt Hespa tell Dolly and Marguerite to do with the baby to ensure she will not play in the open fire in the main room of the house?

4. What is Marguerite's understanding of her indentured servitude to the Sargents? How long is it to last?

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

6. Why does Marguerite stop to investigate a cave while searching for a way out of the woods?

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. Why do the children need to be cleaned up? Why do they protest?

9. When the ship drops anchor at Falmouth, why do they decide to drop anchor outside of town?

10. What makes Marguerite feel as if there is a piece of home in Penobscot Bay?

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