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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. Jerome turns Monarch's corral into...
2. Emma sees the corn cobs on the floor and...
3. The original idea to pen the deer was that of ...
4. It worries Jerome that Donald might...
5. For Christmas presents, Jerome...
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss what Emma has managed to teach the skunks to do as tricks.
2. Briefly summarize up the happy-ending pieces to this story.
3. What new thing does the reader learn about Jerome Kildee in this chapter?
4. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?
5. Why has Donald come to visit Jerome?
6. What does Jerome seem to realize after Donald's appearance in this chapter? Why does he invited him for dinner?
7. Discuss Emma Lou's response to the discovery that Donald has been visiting Jerome. How is Jerome affected?
8. Why does Jerome decide to give Emma money for Christmas, rather than a gift?
9. How does Jerome generate the spirit of Christmas in preparation for the party? Again, compare this to a Christmas party you might have at home.
10. What is it about the spotted skunks that is special?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the first real turning point in the story that bonds Kildee and Emma Lou, and drives an even more severe wedge between Emma Lou and Donald Cabot. What is the real source of Emma's and Jerome's grief? Why do they become so upset to lose one of the raccoons, when they have so many to enjoy? What qualities have they assigned to Charmine? Why do they not grieve, for example, the death of the pack rats who are killed by skunks?
Essay Topic 2
There are many clues throughout the story that suggest that Donald Cabot comes from a wealthy family, including his dog who is of the "bluest blood." Do a careful reading and determine what kind of people the Cabots are, and what kind of kid Donald is. Is he spoiled and indulged? Does he take for granted his resources and his family's position? Prove your point with text.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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