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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Eppys want to come to Jerome's because...
2. Emma Lou deduces that...
3. Donald agrees to think about...
4. Jerome decides to give Emma...
5. When the storm dies down, Jerome's house...
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Written in 1948, Montgomery mentions Kildee's use of Dutch Cleanser and Clorox bleach. These products are still available to American consumers. However, there is much that has changed since this story was written. Comb through the story and find at least three examples of ideas and things that would be out of place if this story were written today. Compare and contrast Montgomery's story with a similar story that might be written today. You may need to do some research on the region of the northern California Redwoods.
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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