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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Jerome emphasizes that it is not polite to fight when one is...
2. How is the raccoon feeding problem solved?
3. Jim Hinkle wants Jerome to...
4. Donald is not proud of himself regarding...
5. The original idea to pen the deer was that of ...
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Based upon the date the story was written, speculate the origins of the Eppy family. Could they have been refugees from the dust bowl disaster? Consider Emma Lou's propensity to carry on a feud, as well as her family yell. Compose a fictional account of the Eppys' journey to northern California.
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