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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 did John and his father trade with the widow for her two boiled eggs and two boiled potatoes?
(a) Confederate money.
(b) Onions.
(c) Turnips.
(d) Jerky.

2. Who put up the swing for John's son?
(a) Jack Boughton.
(b) Dan Boughton.
(c) The deacons of the church.
(d) The narrator himself.

3. When was the only time that John did not live in Gilead?
(a) When he served in the Army.
(b) When his family lived for a while in Florida.
(c) When he served as a missionary in Africa.
(d) When he was away at seminary.

4. When was John born?
(a) 1885.
(b) 1880.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1895.

5. What song does John sing as he rocked his son?
(a) Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed.
(b) At the Cross.
(c) Go to Dark Gethsemane.
(d) Holy, Holy, Holy.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does John want the son to read his journals?

2. Why did Boughton name his son Jack after John?

3. What do the old men in John's church call his son?

4. How did John lose his Greek Testament?

5. John's grandfather walked out of his father's church during a sermon. Where did the grandfather go?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the contrast between John's father and his grandfather's views on war?

2. What was the nature of the meeting John had with the church trustees regarding the church building?

3. What does John learn about his grandfather and his encounter with a Union soldier?

4. What three things does seeing Jack playing catch with John's son remind him of?

5. What was Jack Boughton's first meeting with Lila like?

6. How does John describe himself as a younger man?

7. What are some of the key aspects of John's life that he recounts to his son?

8. What are John's thoughts on the Lord's Supper? How does his son figure into this account?

9. Describe John's brother, Edward.

10. Briefly recount the story John's grandfather and his friends used to tell about the citizens of a little abolitionist town.

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