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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. Runt's new partner is...
(a) Mean and snappish
(b) Lazy and slow
(c) Very hungry
(d) As big as Old Grouch
2. Where did Emma go to visit her aunt?
(a) Santa Cruz
(b) Santa Rita
(c) San Ramon
(d) Santa Clara
3. What name did Emma Lou and Jerome assign to Mrs. Grouch?
4. What does Emma Lou do while she walks alone in the woods?
(a) She hunts for owls
(b) She thinks about things
(c) She makes up rhymes
(d) She cries
5. Emma refers to her parents as...
(a) The bosses
(b) The old folks
(c) Her jailers
(d) Job and Cilly
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the lifestyle change that Jerome makes when he moves to his hundred acres in the woods?
2. Who takes up caring for Mrs. Grouch's babies?
3. When Emma threatens to bring a rifle...
4. Emma feels that Roger Donald is...
5. Moving Runt's box requires Jerome to...
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jerome gather from Old Grouch's behavior while the baby skunks are under the house? What might his conclusions reveal about his own past?
2. Why would a person use a store window for the front of his home?
3. How does Jerome deal with the rats who have nested in his wall?
4. What can we learn about the Eppy family, based on the description of their arrival at the redwood grove which would become their home?
5. After carving Charmine's gravestone, what is Jerome inspired to do next? Why?
6. What is different now about Emma Lou's dinner invitation?
7. What makes Jerome feel better about the lonesomeness of his home?
8. Write a short essay about the subtle clues regarding Jerome's life. This is something of a fantasy story, but there are real life elements that are only mentioned in passing. What are they, and what do they indicate?
9. What breaks the ice between Jerome Kildee and Emma Lou Eppy?
10. What might Jerome mean when he tells Old Grouch that he was "licked" when he arrived here?
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