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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. Donald is not proud of himself regarding...
2. His mood lifted, Jerome asks Donald to...
3. Jerome is somewhat concerned when...
4. It worries Jerome that Donald might...
5. When the animals are taken away, Jerome will...
Short Essay Questions
1. When Emma proves that Monarch's mother was killed by a lion, how does she react? How does she feel about her reaction?
2. What does Jerome seem to realize after Donald's appearance in this chapter? Why does he invited him for dinner?
3. Why does Jerome decide to give Emma money for Christmas, rather than a gift?
4. What is it about the spotted skunks that is special?
5. Is there some symbolism in Jerome experiencing the huge storm that moved his redwood tree?
6. Discuss Donald's idea for solving Jerome's animal population explosion.
7. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?
8. Discuss what Emma has managed to teach the skunks to do as tricks.
9. How does Monarch respond to his new freedom? Is he typical of a deer?
10. Jerome is more comfortable with Emma Lou and Donald now. Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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