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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. Emma Lou probably gets her tough-guy attitude from...
(a) Having mean parents
(b) Going to a bad school
(c) Being raised in the woods
(d) Having all brothers
2. Why does Jerome check his fireplace before lighting a fire?
(a) A rat resides in the chimney
(b) He wants to be sure he has used up the wood from the last fire
(c) He wants to be sure the draft is right
(d) The family of spotted skunks may be hiding there
3. By chewing up his letters, what do the mice accomplish for Jerome?
(a) They provide warmth
(b) He no longer needs to think about the past
(c) He does not have to burn them now
(d) They clean out the box under his bed for him
4. Who is Amby?
(a) The youngest Eppy boy
(b) A boy from school
(c) The oldest Eppy boy
(d) A boy from town
5. Donald Roger has made a habit of...
(a) Watching the Kildee house
(b) Counting the pets at the Kildee house
(c) Stalking the fawn
(d) Stalking Emma Lou
Short Answer Questions
1. The figure of Charmine on the stone looks like Charmine when she...
2. Why did Donald Roger pay a visit to Jerome?
3. To what strange place does Mrs. Grouch move her children?
4. Jerome finds that the baby deer is a...
5. When Donald Roger hears Emma Lou approaching the cabin, he...
Short Essay Questions
1. What gives Jerome happiness in this first chapter of the story?
2. Donald is spying on Jerome Kildee's house from the woods. What might this tell us about the time of history in which the book was written?
3. Although Jerome is proud of the fireplace he built, he has walled up his stonemason's tools inside. Discuss why that might be.
4. What breaks the ice between Jerome Kildee and Emma Lou Eppy?
5. Looking back at this chapter, what stands out as ironic, given the outcome of the story?
6. What does Jerome assume about the status of Papa skunk when the new babies arrive?
7. To what is Jerome referring, when he tells Old Grouch, "I have missed much."
8. Discuss the sense of mourning in the house over Charmine's demise.
9. Why does Emma Lou, initially, want to pay a visit to Jerome?
10. What can we assume about Emma, based on her trip through the blackberry patch and her prized beany?
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