Kildee House Test | Final Test - Hard

Rutherford George Montgomery
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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. Emma has to convince Officer Hinkle that...

2. As food for the raccoons, Donald has brought...

3. Jerome turns Monarch's corral into...

4. His mood lifted, Jerome asks Donald to...

5. Jerome remembers how Mrs. Grouch...

Short Essay Questions

1. Poor Jerome is discouraged. How do we know this?

2. When Emma proves that Monarch's mother was killed by a lion, how does she react? How does she feel about her reaction?

3. Why does Donald choose to go to the country school where Emma goes? Does he have hidden motives?

4. What becomes clear about Donald's need to compete with Emma Lou? What is his problem with her?

5. What activities seem to bring the two kids together? Why?

6. What can the reader deduce about Jerome's cooking skills? Why?

7. What new thing does the reader learn about Jerome Kildee in this chapter?

8. How does Monarch respond to his new freedom? Is he typical of a deer?

9. Jerome is more comfortable with Emma Lou and Donald now. Why?

10. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Montgomery deal with the authoritative nature of Jim Hinkle? Is Hinkle an aggressive or over-zealous enforcer of the law? How does Emma Lou's attitude change toward game wardens after spending a day with Jim Hinkle? Why would HInkle come from Santa Cruz all the way up to the redwoods to check on this complaint?

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

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?

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