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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. As a team effort, Donald and Emma Lou share the task of...
2. At the table, Emma Lou and Donald gently argue about...
3. Jerome cleans up spots on the floor with...
4. The Eppys have brought with them to Jerome's house...
5. Emma Lou and Donald...
Short Essay Questions
1. Jerome is more comfortable with Emma Lou and Donald now. Why?
2. What can the reader deduce about Jerome's cooking skills? Why?
3. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?
4. With the entire Eppy family present, and the large amounts of food on the table, how has Jerome's small house been transformed?
5. Discuss Jerome's scheme. Was he taking a risk? Why, or why not?
6. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?
7. What does Emma suspect has become of Monarch? Why?
8. What new thing does the reader learn about Jerome Kildee in this chapter?
9. When Emma proves that Monarch's mother was killed by a lion, how does she react? How does she feel about her reaction?
10. Discuss Emma Lou's response to the discovery that Donald has been visiting Jerome. How is Jerome affected?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
There are several life lessons implied in this story. In terms of Kildee himself, what has he learned from the animals and children? Are these life lessons normally learned in old age? How could a man go through his life and not learn them until he is elderly? What might the conditions be?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of symbolism in terms of the structure of the small Kildee house. Several aspects of the house provide clues into Jerome's life and the path he is destined to take. Consider Jerome's fireplace, window, back wall and kitchen. What might each of these represent?
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