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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. Jerome realizes that, secretly, that...
2. It worries Jerome that Donald might...
3. Through responses to his ads, Donald has learned that...
4. Jerome knows now that he must do something about...
5. Now out on his own, Monarch ...
Short Essay Questions
1. With the entire Eppy family present, and the large amounts of food on the table, how has Jerome's small house been transformed?
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 is Jerome feeling stressful?
4. Jerome is more comfortable with Emma Lou and Donald now. Why?
5. Why has Donald come to visit Jerome?
6. Briefly summarize up the happy-ending pieces to this story.
7. 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.
8. Discuss Emma Lou's response to the discovery that Donald has been visiting Jerome. How is Jerome affected?
9. Discuss what Emma has managed to teach the skunks to do as tricks.
10. How do Jim Hinkle and Jerome become friends?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are many clues throughout the story that suggest that Donald Cabot comes from a wealthy family, including his dog who is of the "bluest blood." Do a careful reading and determine what kind of people the Cabots are, and what kind of kid Donald is. Is he spoiled and indulged? Does he take for granted his resources and his family's position? Prove your point with text.
Essay Topic 2
Jerome is able to bridge the gap between the two cultures of the Eppys and the Cabots. How does he do this? Is it inadvertent? From what social class is Jerome Kildee, himself?
Essay Topic 3
Based upon the date the story was written, speculate the origins of the Eppy family. Could they have been refugees from the dust bowl disaster? Consider Emma Lou's propensity to carry on a feud, as well as her family yell. Compose a fictional account of the Eppys' journey to northern California.
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