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. When Donald Roger hears Emma Lou approaching the cabin, he...

2. Where did Emma go to visit her aunt?

3. What does Emma Lou do while she walks alone in the woods?

4. The figure of Charmine on the stone looks like Charmine when she...

5. What is the lifestyle change that Jerome makes when he moves to his hundred acres in the woods?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gives Jerome happiness in this first chapter of the story?

2. What makes Emma so contentious and determined to battle with Donald Cabot?

3. Why is it nerve-wracking for Donald Roger to show up at Jerome's house in this chapter?

4. What can we assume about Emma, based on her trip through the blackberry patch and her prized beany?

5. What do we learn in this chapter about Jerome's marital status?

6. Why would a person use a store window for the front of his home?

7. Discuss the sense of mourning in the house over Charmine's demise.

8. Why does Strong Heart come barking toward Jerome's house? What happens to him?

9. How does Emma Lou know the mountain lion is gone? Why doesn't she tell Jerome?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jerome is able to bridge the gap between the two cultures of the Eppys and the Cabots. How does he do this? Is it inadvertent? From what social class is Jerome Kildee, himself?

Essay Topic 3

Through the story we begin to see signs that Jerome is aging. Although it is not clear how old he is, he is obviously retired and slowing down. Do a careful reading of the story and discuss the signs of aging that Jerome increasingly displays.

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