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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 things does MaWee do for the carnival that he thinks Elijah has come to replace him at in chapter 10?
(a) Cleaning and working Madame Sabbar's show.
(b) Cooking in the mess tent.
(c) Selling souvenirs.
(d) Caring for the animals.

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

3. What story is Elijah telling Mr. Leroy in chapter 7?
(a) The one of Cooter and Mr. Travis.
(b) One about Old Flapjack.
(c) One about his mother's fear of toads.
(d) One of Mrs. Holton's savings to buy her husband.

4. What does the preacher accuse Elijah of doing to catch fish in chapter 3?
(a) Bewitching.
(b) Conjuring.
(c) Cheating.
(d) Lying.

5. What are Mr. Brown and Mr. Leroy holding as Elijah comes out of the school in chapter 4 that scares Elijah?
(a) Knives.
(b) Ropes.
(c) Chains.
(d) Guns.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Elijah surprised to find the other students surrounding in chapter 10?

2. On what day does chapter 1 take place?

3. What is the set in Madame Sabbar's stage designed to look like?

4. What is the full title of the carnival that is coming to Chatham?

5. What does Cooter express as odd as he and Elijah wait outside the school on Monday morning in chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Elijah feel as though the entire settlement of Buxton believes him to be fragile?

2. Why does MaWee think that Elijah will replace him in the carnival?

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

4. Who comes to live in Buxton at the end of chapter 10? For what reason?

5. What does Elijah imagine as he catches horseflies in the stable?

6. What is the basis of Madame Sabbar's act?

7. What is important about the settlement of Buxton?

8. What tragedy does Elijah describe from Mrs. Brown's recent past?

9. What does Elijah use as bait to catch his fish?

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

(see the answer keys)

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