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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. The Eppys include the parents, Emma Lou and...
2. To make sure there are no fur farmers among the buyers who want the animals,...
3. Emma has to convince Officer Hinkle that...
4. Emma Lou gives Jerome a present for Christmas that...
5. When the storm dies down, Jerome's house...
Short Essay Questions
1. What new thing does the reader learn about Jerome Kildee in this chapter?
2. Discuss Emma Lou's response to the discovery that Donald has been visiting Jerome. How is Jerome affected?
3. What can the reader deduce about Jerome's cooking skills? Why?
4. Emma Lou's life is busier than today's students'. Describe her day and compare it to your own.
5. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?
6. How does Jerome generate the spirit of Christmas in preparation for the party? Again, compare this to a Christmas party you might have at home.
7. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?
8. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?
9. Why does Jerome decide to give Emma money for Christmas, rather than a gift?
10. How does Monarch respond to his new freedom? Is he typical of a deer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The dogs in this story are functional members of their owners' farms. They are not coddled or groomed, but perform work to earn their keep. Write an essay on the history of using dogs for hunting in earlier decades. What other jobs were performed by hounds and Dobermans? Compare them to the same breeds today, and discuss their function in today's household.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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