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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Officer Hinkle pays Jerome a visit because...
2. Jim Hinkle wants Jerome to...
3. To make sure there are no fur farmers among the buyers who want the animals,...
4. All of the Eppy men, including young Ben, decide to ...
5. To find out about shipping the animals, Donald has written to...
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Emma Lou has a full life, but not in the way children do today. Write an essay, gleaning from the story all of her chores and responsibilities. Compare and contrast Emma Lou's school day to today's child, and make a convincing argument for the simple life she lives. How does she spend her free time? Why are her interests focused on nature?
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
Is Jerome simply a former stonecutter? Discuss how his true talents come out in his old age, and what inspires him to become more creative. Why did he not use his creativity as much when he was working? What gap in his life might this new creativity fill?
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