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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. Who did British Soldiers attempt to arrest?
2. What is Isannah's nickname?
3. Who is the last of Colonel Smith's men to return?
4. Who does Paul Revere warn about the fighting at Lexington?
5. What is the Fiddler's Bill?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why were the soldiers running so late in leaving Boston?
2. Why would Pumpkin save Johnny?
3. Why are the British soldiers angry when they find that the colonist leaders are gone?
4. Why would it be helpful to know where the British troops were going?
5. What options did the colonists have in developing a spy system?
6. Why did the Observers believe that war was inevitable?
7. Why did the Observers continue to meet even though it was dangerous?
8. Why did the British leave Lexington after the confrontation on the North Bridge?
9. Why does Mrs. Lapham marry Mr. Tweedie?
10. How did Johnny feel when Pumpkin was executed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the relationship between Johnny and Rab.
1) Did their ages play a significant role?
2) Was there any rivalry
3) Would Rab have risked himself to grant Johnny's last wish?
Essay Topic 2
The British troops and the colonists were strangers until the fight for freedom escalated or they faced off in battle.
1) Would things have been different if the troops had known one another?
2) Would it be possible for the British soldiers and Minute Men to become friends? What circumstances might allow that to happen?
Essay Topic 3
Pumpkin is representative of many young men and boys who wanted to desert from the British Army to fight for America's freedom.
1) Did Pumpkin realize the danger he was getting himself into by helping Johnny?
2) How did Pumpkin's relationship with Johnny change his outlook? How did it change Johnny's?
3) How might Johnny have felt when he saw Pumpkin being executed?
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