Kildee House Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Rutherford George Montgomery
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Donald shares his idea about...

2. The Eppys include the parents, Emma Lou and...

3. How is the raccoon feeding problem solved?

4. When the animals are taken away, Jerome will...

5. While Jerome and Emma decorate the house,...

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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