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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 Topic 1
Why does Emma Lou seem to want all of these animals to be at Jerome's? Rather than chasing them away, she wants the families to have nests, and even secretly wants Monarch to live with him. Explore the passages in the story where the author makes it obvious that Emma Lou is encouraging this awkward situation. Is this totally self-centered on her part? Does she care about what Jerome wants?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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