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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 apologizes to Jerome for having been...
2. As food for the raccoons, Donald has brought...
3. Donald and Emma Lou are...
4. Jerome appreciates that the Eppys...
5. Jerome is weary from...
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. Why does Donald choose to go to the country school where Emma goes? Does he have hidden motives?
3. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?
4. What does Jerome seem to realize after Donald's appearance in this chapter? Why does he invited him for dinner?
5. What is it about the spotted skunks that is special?
6. Briefly summarize up the happy-ending pieces to this story.
7. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?
8. What does Emma suspect has become of Monarch? Why?
9. With the entire Eppy family present, and the large amounts of food on the table, how has Jerome's small house been transformed?
10. Why are Jerome Kildee's nerves frayed at this time? There is more than one reason.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The two children in the story, Emma Lou Eppy and Donald Roger Cabot, are sworn enemies who deliberately think of ways to hurt one another. Is this an example of normal adolescent flirtation, or is there something more that separates the two children? What makes them so different from one another? Is there an underlying cause, besides a difference of opinion about hunting?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
There are many clues throughout the story that suggest that Donald Cabot comes from a wealthy family, including his dog who is of the "bluest blood." Do a careful reading and determine what kind of people the Cabots are, and what kind of kid Donald is. Is he spoiled and indulged? Does he take for granted his resources and his family's position? Prove your point with text.
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