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Caroline Dale Snedeker
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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 becomes patriarch of Lydia and Tom's family?
(a) Isaiah.
(b) Timothy.
(c) Elijah.
(d) Elias.

2. What season is arriving at the beginning of the book?
(a) Summer.
(b) Spring.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Winter.

3. Who fills Dencey's basket with food before she goes to visit Sammie?
(a) Anne.
(b) Martha.
(c) Sara.
(d) Peggy.

4. At whose home does Sammie live?
(a) Captain Thwaits.
(b) Injun Jill's.
(c) Mr. Everman.
(d) Rev. Westmoreland's.

5. In a letter, Tom tells Lydia that he must go to ________________ to find more whales.
(a) The Pacific Ocean.
(b) The Bering Strait.
(c) The North Sea.
(d) The Sea of Japan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Caleb Severance?

2. What does Sammie do with the piece of ammonite?

3. What is Dencey's formal name?

4. Who is Stephen's handicapped daughter?

5. Why is Dencey thrilled with the new house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Tom and Dencey spend their time together while he is home from the sea?

2. Where does the Coffyn family move? Why do they like it, especially Dencey?

3. How do Lydia and Tom greet each other even though Lydia had been almost despondent without her husband?

4. What role does Elias,Tom's father, take on in the household? What does he do that scares Dencey?

5. How does Dencey's faith compare to her cousin Hopestill's faith?

6. Why is Lydia so concerned about the strength of Dencey's religious faith?

7. What is the family's response to Tom's homecoming, and what shock is in store for Tom regarding the size of his family now?

8. What tragedies befall Martha White's family, and what does Lydia do to help?

9. What objects which Tom brings home does Dencey especially like? Why does her mother chastise her admiration of them?

10. How does Sammie react to Dencey and her mission of forgiveness?

(see the answer keys)

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