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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event is prompted by the arrival of British ships in the harbor?

2. In what city does the main story take place?

3. What book of the Bible does Johnny read for Mr. Lapham?

4. How does Johnny prove to Merchant Lyte that they are related?

5. Who is not involved in the Tea Party?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Uncle Lorne hire Johnny?

2. Why did the Laphams threaten to lock up Cilla?

3. Why did Johnny spend his money on presents for Cilla and Isannah?

4. Why did Johnny go to the cemetery?

5. What Mrs. Lapham's responsibilities?

6. How is Mr. Lapham able to do business when he is so forgetful?

7. Why is Johnny so secretive about the silver cup?

8. Why does Johnny criticize Dove's work?

9. Why is setting type for the newspaper so difficult?

10. Why are Johnny and Rab not allowed to attend the Observer meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the activities of the colonists went on underneath the British soldiers' noses.

1) Why did the British fail to learn about the Sons of Liberty, the Observers, and their whereabouts and activities until it was too late?

2) What might have happened if the key members of the Sons of Liberty were jailed?

3) The colonists used the North Church to send a warning about the arrival of the British. Was this a wise move? How might it have backfired?

Essay Topic 2

The Sons of Liberty took great risks against all odds to separate themselves from Britain.

1) Do you think you would have made the same choice or would you have gone along with the crowd?

2) Which of the Sons of Liberty were you able to identify with most?

3) Would you have been willing to fight or hide the rebels?

Essay Topic 3

The Boston Observer and its print shop play a huge role in the story. Describe how the scenario would have changed if the newspaper did not exist.

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