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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 recognizes that Donald has...
2. How is the raccoon feeding problem solved?
3. His mood lifted, Jerome asks Donald to...
4. Jerome thinks Emma may suspect that...
5. On one of his visits, Donald brought...
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss Jerome's scheme. Was he taking a risk? Why, or why not?
2. Discus Jerome's developing attitude toward Donald. Why does he not go ahead and welcome Donald to come visit?
3. What can the reader deduce about Jerome's cooking skills? Why?
4. 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.
5. What activities seem to bring the two kids together? Why?
6. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?
7. When Emma proves that Monarch's mother was killed by a lion, how does she react? How does she feel about her reaction?
8. Discuss what Emma has managed to teach the skunks to do as tricks.
9. Why does Donald choose to go to the country school where Emma goes? Does he have hidden motives?
10. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Emma Lou has a full life, but not in the way children do today. Write an essay, gleaning from the story all of her chores and responsibilities. Compare and contrast Emma Lou's school day to today's child, and make a convincing argument for the simple life she lives. How does she spend her free time? Why are her interests focused on nature?
Essay Topic 2
Emma Lou and Donald bring a lot of tension and worry to Jerome's formerly peaceful life. Identify it and describe what it is that causes him to be "fussed" much of the time. Is their friendship worth it to Jerome? How do they add to his life? What do they take from his life?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the reason Jerome sealed his stonecutting tools up in his fireplace. Used for something he had done all of his life, why would he want the tools to be unavailable? Speculate on his feelings about stonecutting when he built his little house, and how they may have changed over time. Try to draw an analogy to this decision of Jerome's.
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