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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. When Russell was a young boy, what famous President's time could many of the old men remember (from first-hand accounts)?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) John Quincy Adams.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.

2. How does Lucy meet Benjamin, Russell's father?
(a) His Model-T breaks down in front of the schoolhouse.
(b) His son is one of Lucy's students.
(c) Lucy's Papa introduces them.
(d) They meet at a church social.

3. Despite the medicine, what ailment do Russell and Doris contract?
(a) Diabetes.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Whooping cough.

4. Where does Lucy Elizabeth take the family when they leave Morrisonville?
(a) Newark.
(b) Brunswick.
(c) Jersey City.
(d) Hoboken.

5. Why has Oluf left Newark?
(a) He is trying to find a job.
(b) He enjoys traveling.
(c) He is on the run from the law.
(d) He is searching for a lost sibling.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Uncle Allen get his $30-a-week job?

2. What is the only area of education that Lucy Elizabeth does not teach Russell?

3. What skill does Lucy Elizabeth surprise Russell with just before leaving for Baltimore?

4. What skill does Russell envy in Frankie?

5. According to Uncle Irvey, "A man works from sun to sun, but woman's work is ____?" (p. 55)

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the family move after Morrisonville?

2. How does Russell learn about the birds and the bees?

3. How does the author describe his mother's attitude toward men?

4. What is Lucy Elizabeth's greatest wish for Russell, and how does she help him strive for his goals?

5. What remedy does Aunt Pat insist is good for the children, but they find disgusting?

6. Why don't Hal and Charlie get along?

7. What has happened to Russell's mother?

8. What is ironic about Russell's first appearance in print?

9. Where has Russell and his family gone to celebrate the hog-butchering season?

10. What are Russell's memories of the women's work in Morrisonville?

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