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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. How does Ben react to seeing the badger Burton caught?
(a) He yells and screams.
(b) He congratulates Burton.
(c) He says nothing.
(d) He runs away.
2. From how far away can a male badger detect a female's scent?
(a) Two miles.
(b) Fifty feet.
(c) Twelve yards.
(d) Eight miles.
3. How does Esther ask Ben to respond to the new neighbor?
(a) Run and hide.
(b) Be quiet.
(c) Offer a gift.
(d) Shake hands.
4. How does the animal Ben encounters in Chapter Three respond when he tries to feed it?
(a) The animal ignores him.
(b) The animals runs from him.
(c) The animal attacks him.
(d) The animal accepts the food.
5. How does Ben react when William begins to skin the male badger?
(a) He throws himself on top of the badger's body.
(b) He begins to laugh hysterically.
(c) He screams and runs away.
(d) He shrieks and knocks the knife out of William's hand.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did William first meet the neighbor?
2. How does William respond to Ben's reaction over the badger skinning?
3. Where is Burton while the female badger is struggling with the trap?
4. As far as the townspeople can tell, the new neighbor originally comes from where?
5. In Chapter Three, how is the relationship between William and Esther?
Short Essay Questions
1. During dinner in Chapter Five, who does Burton tell John carries badger fangs?
2. Explain why the female badger did not run after her meeting with Ben.
3. Describe the den the badger creates for herself and her litter.
4. What happened to the badger's last litter?
5. Why is Ben so happy at dinner at the end of Chapter Three?
6. What does Esther suggest in Chapter One as the real reason Ben acts as though he is afraid of his father?
7. What reasons does William give Esther for why he agreed to let Burton run traps on their land?
8. Describe how the female badger escapes from the trap in Chapter Six.
9. Describe the difference between William and Esther's opinions of Ben's development in Chapter Two.
10. What reasons does the author give in Chapter Three for why Ben wishes to become a bird?
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