The Country of the Pointed Firs Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 144 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Country of the Pointed Firs Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What natural landscape influences life in the community?
(a) The ocean.
(b) The lake.
(c) The forest.
(d) The mountains.

2. What do William and Mrs. Blackett do after supper?
(a) Make dessert.
(b) Go for a walk.
(c) Take a carriage ride.
(d) Sing a few songs.

3. How do the people of Dunnett Landing feel about having company?
(a) Visits with others are a valued commodity.
(b) Visits with others are a necessary evil.
(c) Visits with others are the only valuable thing in life.
(d) Visits with others are a social requirement.

4. What distracts the narrator from her work later in the day after the funeral procession?
(a) A visit from Captain Littlepage.
(b) A visit from Mrs. Todd.
(c) The sheep in the schoolyard.
(d) A shopping trip.

5. Who does the narrator say comes and goes past the schoolhouse window?
(a) Mrs. Todd's customers.
(b) The sheep.
(c) Captain Littlepage.
(d) Mrs. Todd.

6. How does the narrator react to the Captain's story?
(a) She is skeptical.
(b) She believes that the story is true.
(c) She believes that a man like the Captain can only tell the truth.
(d) She has always believed in such things.

7. Why did the Captain leave his position as Commander?
(a) He lived through a frightening ordeal after a shipwreck.
(b) He was disabled.
(c) He wanted to spend more time with his family.
(d) He wanted to spend more time in Dunnet Landing.

8. What connection does Mrs. Todd see between the tansy in the schoolyard and people?
(a) Like tansy, people gather their strength during the spring and then blossom fully in the summer.
(b) Like tansy, people can thrive almost anywhere.
(c) Like tansy, people can only thrive with others of their kind around them.
(d) Like tansy, people can overcome a harsh past to make the most of their lives.

9. Who is the funeral procession for?
(a) Captain Littlepage.
(b) Mrs. Begg.
(c) Mrs. Todd.
(d) Mrs. Todd's mother.

10. What does the narrator notice about Captain Littlepage's reputation in Dunnet Landing?
(a) He is friends with everyone.
(b) He is like the father of the community.
(c) He is an outsider.
(d) He is well-respected.

11. What does the narrator assert during the beginning of her conversation with Captain Littlepage in Chapter 5?
(a) That no one can know the answer.
(b) That death must be the end.
(c) That there must certainly be life after death.
(d) That someday "everyone will know."

12. How would you characterize Mrs. Blackett's demeanor?
(a) Positive.
(b) Fragile.
(c) Hopeful.
(d) Fearful.

13. What does Mrs. Todd say she needs after a difficult afternoon at the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A nice bath.
(b) A quiet evening.
(c) A long walk.
(d) A bit of camomile.

14. How old does the Captain say he is?
(a) Over ninety.
(b) Over eighty.
(c) Over sixty.
(d) Over seventy.

15. What does the narrator compare Dunnet Landing's cottage windows to?
(a) Gingerbread windows.
(b) Knowing eyes that look toward the sea.
(c) Knowing eyes that watch over the community members.
(d) Windows into the lives and souls of the people in town.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Mrs. Todd's way of talking about Captain Littlepage?

2. Who does the narrator compare Mrs. Fosdick to when describing her visits to others?

3. What happened when Gaffett and his companion left "the waiting place"?

4. What was the cause of the Captain's experience?

5. What conclusion about the narrator's beliefs can be drawn from her conversation with Captain Littlepage?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 631 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Country of the Pointed Firs Lesson Plans
The Country of the Pointed Firs from BookRags. (c)2015 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.