Kildee House Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Rutherford George Montgomery
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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. The skunks and Emma Lou are...

2. The Eppy house was located...

3. How does Jerome feel about carving a headstone for Charmine?

4. Moving Runt's box requires Jerome to...

5. Who is Emma Lou Eppy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Looking back at this chapter, what stands out as ironic, given the outcome of the story?

2. What does Jerome assume about the status of Papa skunk when the new babies arrive?

3. Briefly summarize up the happy-ending pieces to this story.

4. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?

5. Why has Donald come to visit Jerome?

6. What can the reader deduce about Jerome's cooking skills? Why?

7. Although Jerome has given up stonecutting, his reaction to making Charmine's gravestone is interesting. Discuss what might be happening in this regard.

8. Discuss Jerome's scheme. Was he taking a risk? Why, or why not?

9. What makes Jerome feel better about the lonesomeness of his home?

10. Is there some symbolism in Jerome experiencing the huge storm that moved his redwood tree?

Essay 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

Emma Lou and Donald bring a lot of tension and worry to Jerome's formerly peaceful life. Identify it and describe what it is that causes him to be "fussed" much of the time. Is their friendship worth it to Jerome? How do they add to his life? What do they take from his life?

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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