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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. Emma tries to teach the raccoons, using...
2. How does Jerome feel about the woodland animals?
3. What does Emma Lou do while she walks alone in the woods?
4. Runt's new partner is...
5. Who is Mr. Grouch?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it nerve-wracking for Donald Roger to show up at Jerome's house in this chapter?
2. What makes Jerome feel better about the lonesomeness of his home?
3. What does Jerome assume about the status of Papa skunk when the new babies arrive?
4. Discuss Jerome's camping experience.
5. What might Jerome mean when he tells Old Grouch that he was "licked" when he arrived here?
6. How does Jerome deal with the rats who have nested in his wall?
7. Discuss the sense of mourning in the house over Charmine's demise.
8. 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?
9. To what is Jerome referring, when he tells Old Grouch, "I have missed much."
10. What makes Emma so contentious and determined to battle with Donald Cabot?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay on the subject of taming wild raccoons. Research to find out what kinds of problems, laws and other issues face people who allow raccoons to become pets. In conclusion, advise and convince your audience as to your educated opinion on domesticating raccoons.
Essay Topic 2
Is Jerome simply a former stonecutter? Discuss how his true talents come out in his old age, and what inspires him to become more creative. Why did he not use his creativity as much when he was working? What gap in his life might this new creativity fill?
Essay Topic 3
Much of the Kildee House story is involved with wild animals. Find the ways in which the author uses the animals as symbolism, and to draw parallels to human life.
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