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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. Who is Emma Lou Eppy?
(a) The only girl in the neighboring Eppy family of nine
(b) A park ranger who keeps an eye on the property
(c) A college student who is studying Jerome Kildee
(d) A hunter who stops by to visit
2. What kinds of foods does Jerome provide for the animals?
(a) Cakes and cereal
(b) Raw potatoes and carrots
(c) Fruit and vegetables
(d) Eggs and Spam
3. Emma Lou's intention is to use her rifle to...
(a) Frighten Donald Roger away for good
(b) Shoot Donald Roger's dog
(c) Poach deer for her family
(d) Protect Jerome from Donald Roger
4. What name did Emma Lou and Jerome assign to Mrs. Grouch?
5. What are the raccoons doing that keeps Jerome awake all night?
(b) Going in and out
Short Answer Questions
1. Who takes care of the noises in the wall?
2. Emma Lou's mother is...
3. What does Jerome consider his last masterpiece as a stone cutter?
4. Emma Lou has moved away from her childhood dreams of...
5. Where are Jerome's stonecutting tools?
Short Essay Questions
1. Jerome tells Old Grouch that he dealt with sad people. What was so sad about Jerome's profession?
2. Looking back at this chapter, what stands out as ironic, given the outcome of the story?
3. After carving Charmine's gravestone, what is Jerome inspired to do next? Why?
4. Why is it nerve-wracking for Donald Roger to show up at Jerome's house in this chapter?
5. Why does Strong Heart come barking toward Jerome's house? What happens to him?
6. What do we learn in this chapter about Jerome's marital status?
7. 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?
8. What gives Jerome happiness in this first chapter of the story?
9. What is different now about Emma Lou's dinner invitation?
10. Discuss the sense of mourning in the house over Charmine's demise.
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