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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. All of the Eppy men, including young Ben, decide to ...
2. The skunks are wanted by...
3. Jerome decides to give Emma...
4. The spotted skunks that Jerome has in his care at this time...
5. Emma Lou deduces that...
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Jerome Kildee is a lonely man. Do you think he is lonely by choice? Do you think he is socially distant because of the kind of work he has done? What kind of person purposely attempts to be reclusive?
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