Elijah of Buxton Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tells Mr. Leroy that Elijah is not as smart as Emma Collins?
(a) Mr. Segee.
(b) The preacher.
(c) Mr. Polite.
(d) Mrs. Holton.

2. What does the writing on the letter to Mrs. Holton tell Elijah the letter contains?
(a) A threat to return to slavery.
(b) News of friends left behind.
(c) News of a loved one's death.
(d) Word of an approaching slave chaser.

3. What does the refugee woman have tied to her back that Elijah recognizes when she steps out of the woods in chapter 11?
(a) The family pet.
(b) A baby.
(c) Her clothes.
(d) Their food.

4. How long after Elijah was Emma born?
(a) Ten days.
(b) Six days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Two days.

5. Who tells Elijah of Mr. Highgate's injuries in chapter 17?
(a) Mrs. Highgate.
(b) Cooter.
(c) Emma.
(d) His mother.

6. How do the villagers think the preacher won so much money from them as they explain it in chapter 20?
(a) He cheated.
(b) He was using some kind of system.
(c) He could read their bluffs well.
(d) He had good luck.

7. What does Elijah's father tell him he must learn to start doing in chapter 18?
(a) Stop assuming the worst of people.
(b) Stop trusting people.
(c) Stand up and face a situation.
(d) Stand up and face his punishment.

8. What concerns Elijah about the horse in chapter 20 he and Mr. Leroy are riding?
(a) It is too slow to get them to Michigan.
(b) It is too small to carry both he and Mr. Leroy.
(c) It is lame.
(d) Mr. Leroy is pushing it too hard.

9. What reason does Elijah give to Mr. Leroy why he has to return by Saturday?
(a) He needs to study for a Latin test.
(b) He needs to go to a party.
(c) He needs to help his mother with the preserves.
(d) He needs to help his father clear some stumps around Mrs. Holton's.

10. Who does Emma disrespectfully speak to before speaking to Elijah, as noted in chapter 10?
(a) A mule.
(b) Cooter.
(c) The grownups.
(d) The wall.

11. What attacks Elijah as he approaches the stable where the preacher is supposed to be gambling in chapter 21?
(a) A bear.
(b) A dog.
(c) A mountain lion.
(d) A boar.

12. Who does Elijah believe Mr. Leroy wants to harm at the end of chapter 17?
(a) Elijah.
(b) The preacher.
(c) Mr. Jarvey.
(d) Mr. Highgate.

13. How long does it take Elijah to rewrite the statement for Mrs. Holton in chapter 15?
(a) A week.
(b) Three days.
(c) An hour.
(d) A day.

14. Who does Mr. Freeman suggest go with the preacher to make a deal with John Jarvey?
(a) Mr. Travis.
(b) Mr. Highgate.
(c) Mr. Polite.
(d) Mr. Leroy.

15. What are Elijah and his father doing in the beginning of chapter 11?
(a) Building a new shed.
(b) Cutting logs.
(c) Mowing the grass.
(d) Uprooting stumps.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Elijah to have to return to Mr. Segee's in chapter 13 to trade Flapjack for a horse?

2. What does Mr. Leroy do in the beginning of chapter 16 that he feels he must apologize for?

3. What does Elijah regret drinking in the beginning of chapter 20?

4. What does Mr. Leroy say he wants to do with the money Mrs. Holton gave him?

5. Why does Elijah's father instruct Cooter to go get Emma in chapter 11?

(see the answer keys)

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