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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 suspect about the Corporal at the campfire?
(a) That he is actually an enemy soldier.
(b) That he is insane.
(c) That he has not actually earned the rank of Corporal.
(d) That he followed Jonathan and the Hessians.

2. What do the Hessians force Jonathan to do when they first find the house?
(a) Go inside first.
(b) Lock himself in the shed.
(c) Stay outside as a guard.
(d) Hide under the porch.

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

4. How do the men react to the Corporal at the campfire?
(a) Confidently.
(b) Nervously.
(c) Pitifully.
(d) Proudly.

5. What does Jonathan suspect about the death of the boy's parents?
(a) That they committed suicide.
(b) That the Americans killed them.
(c) That the Hessians he's with killed them.
(d) That the boy accidentally killed them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first person to greet Jonathan at the campfire?

2. What is the Hessians' initial response when Jonathan asks for help burying the boy's parents?

3. What explanation does the Corporal offer for the boy's refusal to speak?

4. How does the soldier who helps Jonathan react to Jonathan's grave-digging?

5. What are the Corporal's orders to Jonathan as they approach the house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What connection does Jonathan make between the death of his father's friend in battle and the death of the boy's parents at the hands of the Corporal?

3. In what way does untying himself from the sleeping Hessian represent a change in Jonathan?

4. How do the Hessians treat Jonathan when he is trying to save their lives?

5. Why does Jonathan have confusing reactions to the men's assessment at the campfire of the result of the battle?

6. 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?

7. What is the significance of Jonathan choosing to carry the boy and leave the gun in the house?

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

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

10. Why does Jonathan risk his life and the boy's by bringing the boy to the Hessians?

(see the answer keys)

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