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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For Christmas presents, Jerome...
2. Jerome is weary from...
3. When the animals are taken away, Jerome will...
4. It worries Jerome that Donald might...
5. Jim Hinkle would like Jerome to ...
Essay Topic 1
Jerome Kildee is a lonely man. Do you think he is lonely by choice? Do you think he is socially distant because of the kind of work he has done? What kind of person purposely attempts to be reclusive?
Essay Topic 2
There are several life lessons implied in this story. In terms of Kildee himself, what has he learned from the animals and children? Are these life lessons normally learned in old age? How could a man go through his life and not learn them until he is elderly? What might the conditions be?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the reason Jerome sealed his stonecutting tools up in his fireplace. Used for something he had done all of his life, why would he want the tools to be unavailable? Speculate on his feelings about stonecutting when he built his little house, and how they may have changed over time. Try to draw an analogy to this decision of Jerome's.
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