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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. During the school year, Emma Lou and Donald Roger...
2. Jerome knows it is possible that, at some point...
3. Donald and Emma Lou are...
4. Why does Donald not want to fight with Emma Lou?
5. His mood lifted, Jerome asks Donald to...
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Monarch respond to his new freedom? Is he typical of a deer?
2. Why has Donald come to visit Jerome?
3. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?
4. What is it about the spotted skunks that is special?
5. With the entire Eppy family present, and the large amounts of food on the table, how has Jerome's small house been transformed?
6. What activities seem to bring the two kids together? Why?
7. What does Emma suspect has become of Monarch? Why?
8. Why does Donald choose to go to the country school where Emma goes? Does he have hidden motives?
9. Briefly summarize up the happy-ending pieces to this story.
10. Discuss Jerome's scheme. Was he taking a risk? Why, or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Emma Lou and Donald bring a lot of tension and worry to Jerome's formerly peaceful life. Identify it and describe what it is that causes him to be "fussed" much of the time. Is their friendship worth it to Jerome? How do they add to his life? What do they take from his life?
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