Elijah of Buxton Test | Final Test - Medium

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

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

3. What is Elijah helping Mr. Leroy to make for Mrs. Holton in chapter 15?
(a) A sign honoring her husband.
(b) A sign for her bakery.
(c) A gate for her front yard.
(d) A pillar for her house.

4. What does Elijah learn has happened to the postman in Chatham in chapter 13?
(a) He was hit in the head by a thief.
(b) He broke his arm.
(c) He was hit in the head by his horse.
(d) He fell and broke his leg.

5. What does Elijah regret drinking in the beginning of chapter 20?
(a) Tea.
(b) Whiskey.
(c) Two glasses of milk.
(d) A glass of juice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Leroy say about Elijah when Mr. Freeman tells him to leave them alone in chapter 16?

2. What does the preacher say his friend John Jarvey will do to help Mr. Leroy in chapter 16?

3. What attacks Elijah as he approaches the stable where the preacher is supposed to be gambling in chapter 21?

4. How long after Elijah was Emma born?

5. What game do the kids decide to play once they reach the beach in chapter 14?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what reason does Mr. Leroy want to go to Michigan? Why does he want to take Elijah?

2. Who grabs Elijah as he is making his way to the meeting in chapter 18? For what reason?

3. In chapter 14, where does the community of Buxton spend their Sunday afternoon?

4. What does Emma give to the Taylor's older daughter? For what reason?

5. Whom do the Duncan sisters believe Mrs. Taylor is? For what reason?

6. What is the subject of the meeting that takes place in chapter 18?

7. What is among the supplies Elijah collects in chapter 19 for his trip to Michigan to help Mr. Leroy recover his money?

8. Who reads the letter to Mrs. Holton in chapter 13? For what reason?

9. To whom does Mr. Leroy go to ask for help in buying his family's freedom from slavery?

10. Why do Cooter and Elijah rush to the schoolhouse in chapter 12?

(see the answer keys)

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