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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 asks Jerome if she can fix...
2. Emma Lou uses the visit with Hinkle to...
3. When the storm dies down, Jerome's house...
4. When she arrives for dinner, Emma Lou...
5. Jerome asks Emma to come the following evening...
Short Essay Questions
1. Jerome is more comfortable with Emma Lou and Donald now. Why?
2. Discuss what Emma has managed to teach the skunks to do as tricks.
3. Discuss Emma Lou's response to the discovery that Donald has been visiting Jerome. How is Jerome affected?
4. When Emma proves that Monarch's mother was killed by a lion, how does she react? How does she feel about her reaction?
5. What new thing does the reader learn about Jerome Kildee in this chapter?
6. Why has Donald come to visit Jerome?
7. Why does Jerome decide to give Emma money for Christmas, rather than a gift?
8. Emma Lou's life is busier than today's students'. Describe her day and compare it to your own.
9. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?
10. Discuss Jerome's scheme. Was he taking a risk? Why, or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The dogs in this story are functional members of their owners' farms. They are not coddled or groomed, but perform work to earn their keep. Write an essay on the history of using dogs for hunting in earlier decades. What other jobs were performed by hounds and Dobermans? Compare them to the same breeds today, and discuss their function in today's household.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of symbolism in terms of the structure of the small Kildee house. Several aspects of the house provide clues into Jerome's life and the path he is destined to take. Consider Jerome's fireplace, window, back wall and kitchen. What might each of these represent?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Emma Lou seem to want all of these animals to be at Jerome's? Rather than chasing them away, she wants the families to have nests, and even secretly wants Monarch to live with him. Explore the passages in the story where the author makes it obvious that Emma Lou is encouraging this awkward situation. Is this totally self-centered on her part? Does she care about what Jerome wants?
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