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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 does Jonathan tell the Hessians to do in response to the Corporal's shouts?
(a) To sacrifice his life for theirs.
(b) To fight.
(c) To spare his life.
(d) To give up.

2. What information surprises Jonathan at the campfire?
(a) That none of the other Americans were taken prisoner.
(b) That most of the Americans were taken prisoner.
(c) That the Americans beat the Hessians in the battle.
(d) That the Hessians beat the Americans in the battle.

3. What helps Jonathan when he has trouble digging up the soil to bury the boy's parents?
(a) His determination to do the right thing.
(b) Wetting it down.
(c) Remembering his work on his father's fields.
(d) Thinking about the boy.

4. Why does the Corporal tell Jonathan to retrieve his gun after the battle with the Hessians at the house?
(a) Because the Corporal wants to use it.
(b) Because he needs to return it to its owner.
(c) Because there may be more enemy soldiers in the area.
(d) Because he needs it to fight.

5. What happens to the Hessians on the porch?
(a) They are killed by the Americans.
(b) They shoot their way past the Americans.
(c) They are unscathed and taken prisoner.
(d) They are wounded and taken prisoner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jonathan find interesting about the Corporal's yelling at the Hessians?

2. What things does Jonathan discover in the house he and the Hessians find?

3. Where is the Corporal's clothing torn when he awakens Jonathan?

4. How does Jonathan begin to find his way once he has left the house?

5. What does the Corporal have Jonathan do for the men as they approach the house?

Short Essay Questions

1. By using a language that the Hessians do not understand, does the Corporal really give them a chance to save their lives when he tells them to surrender?

2. Why does Jonathan feel a sense of comaraderie with his enemy captor, just because he winks at him?

3. What is the significance of Jonathan choosing to find the Corporal instead of killing the sleeping Hessians?

4. What does the Corporal's reaction to Jonathan and the boy's appearance at the campfire reveal about his character?

5. When one of the soldiers urges Jonathan toward the house where the Hessians are sleeping, reassuring him that nothing will happen to him, what does this reveal about how Jonathan's experience has made him different from the other men?

6. In what way does Jonathan begin to see the Corporal differently when the man wakes him up at the campfire?

7. How do the reactions of the men differ from those of the Corporal when Jonathan appears at the campfire?

8. Why is the task of milking the cow so comforting to Jonathan?

9. What event causes Jonathan to reassess whether the Hessians are his friends or his enemies as he milks the cow?

10. When Jonathan starts to protest the Corporal's orders, explaining that the Hessians "didn't hurt me," what effect does the Corporal's response have on him?

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