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Christopher Paul Curtis
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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 kind of food did Frederick Douglass compare Elijah's birth to in chapter 2?
(a) Cherry pie.
(b) Ham.
(c) Bacon.
(d) Pound cake.

2. Why does Elijah say he thinks Mr. Leroy must be a good listener in chapter 7?
(a) He is kind and gentle.
(b) He has lots of friends.
(c) He does not talk much.
(d) He does not express many opinions.

3. What does Elijah say the other students must have found in chapter 10?
(a) A dead animal.
(b) A new refugee from slavery.
(c) A strange animal.
(d) A dead body.

4. In what two parts does Elijah separate his chores?
(a) Working and enjoying parts.
(b) Working and playing parts.
(c) Enjoying and hating parts.
(d) Enjoying and unfortunate parts.

5. For whom did Mr. Leroy build a house all by himself?
(a) Miss Duncan.
(b) Mrs. Johnson.
(c) Mrs. Holton.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom does Mr. Leroy work?

2. What does Elijah say in chapter 3 the preacher likes to do when he is talking?

3. What does Elijah think smoking has done to Samuel's body as he watches him undress in chapter 9?

4. What is unusual, in Elijah's mind, about the way Mr. Leroy eats fish?

5. Where did Mr. Travis grow up?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Elijah trade for a cherry pie? What does he trade?

2. To whom does the preacher introduce Elijah to? For what purpose?

3. Why was MaWee replaced by a local white child in Madame Sabbar's act?

4. Who is Frederick Douglass?

5. Who suddenly appears in Buxton with a fancy new gun in chapter 4?

6. Who convinces Elijah to sneak out and go to the carnival? For what reasons?

7. What do Cooter and Elijah hide in the knitting belonging to Elijah's mother?

8. What is important about the settlement of Buxton?

9. What is Elijah afraid of? For what reason?

10. What does Elijah plan to do with fish he has caught? Who talks him out of four of his fish?

(see the answer keys)

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