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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. What is unique about Jerome's front wndow?
(a) It is made of stained glass
(b) It is the size of a storefront window
(c) It is a sliding glass door
(d) It is covered with draperies
2. What breed is Strong-Heart?
(b) Pit bull
3. Donald Roger has made a habit of...
(a) Counting the pets at the Kildee house
(b) Stalking the fawn
(c) Watching the Kildee house
(d) Stalking Emma Lou
4. Why does Jerome take his tools out of the wall?
(a) To make a headstone for Charmine
(b) To fix the wall damaged by packrats
(c) To secure his home from Strong Heart
(d) To stabilize his front door
5. Papa and Mama bring their baby skunks to Jerome for...
Short Answer Questions
1. The cabin smells so bad, that Jerome decides to...
2. The hungry fawn is very attracted to...
3. What is the fate of Mrs. Grouch?
4. How does Emma Lou feel about Donald?
5. Papa's reaction to the sound of barking is to...
Short Essay Questions
1. What makes Jerome feel better about the lonesomeness of his home?
2. Looking back at this chapter, what stands out as ironic, given the outcome of the story?
3. Jerome tells Old Grouch that he dealt with sad people. What was so sad about Jerome's profession?
4. 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?
5. Although Jerome is proud of the fireplace he built, he has walled up his stonemason's tools inside. Discuss why that might be.
6. What does Jerome assume about the status of Papa skunk when the new babies arrive?
7. Discuss the sense of mourning in the house over Charmine's demise.
8. After carving Charmine's gravestone, what is Jerome inspired to do next? Why?
9. Why would a person use a store window for the front of his home?
10. 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?
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