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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 was Lisabeth's father?
(a) Ivan.
(b) Wendell.
(c) Stanley.
(d) Isaac.

2. What color is Leona's hair?
(a) Golden blonde.
(b) Raven black.
(c) Vivid red.
(d) Mouse brown.

3. What is the prize for winning the calf roping competition at the rodeo?
(a) Twenty dollars and supper for four.
(b) A silver cup.
(c) A silk shirt.
(d) Thirty dollars and supper for two.

4. Why had Ray been hesitant, years ago, the first time Jick asked him to go fishing?
(a) He can't swim.
(b) He didn't want to be alone with Jick.
(c) He thought it might be a veiled insult to his Catholicism.
(d) He didn't know how to fish.

5. In Part 2, when does Alec arrive at the McCaskill house for a visit?
(a) During Pete's dinner visit.
(b) On the Fourth of July.
(c) On the final day before his father's return.
(d) Just after his father returns.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the square dance, who does Jick ask to dance?

2. Who is Isodor?

3. What is a jick?

4. What sort of dress does Leona wear to the square dance?

5. What is the occupation of Max Vennaman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two special privileges does Jick's father grant him on the morning of the Fourth of July?

2. How, as Jick recollects, did he and Ray become friends?

3. How is a counting vee used to count sheep?

4. In Part 1, why is Jick so upset when his father accidentally calls him "Alec?"

5. What fate befell many of the ranch families who used to live along English Creek prior to the start of the novel?

6. Why does Ed say his main memory of fighting in France is shaving?

7. How, at the end of Part 2, does Jick sum up his Fourth of July experiences?

8. What is the topic of Lisabeth's speech at the Fourth of July Picnic?

9. Before the rodeo, why does Alec ask Jick to keep an eye on Leona?

10. What announcement by Jick's brother, Alec, early in Part 1, shatters the McCaskill family?

(see the answer keys)

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