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. Jerome is weary from...

2. For entertainment, Emma Lou...

3. Emma Lou uses the visit with Hinkle to...

4. Although Emma Lou wants to buy boots with her money, her mother wants her to...

5. Emma Lou arrives with the news that...

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Emma suspect has become of Monarch? Why?

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

6. Why are Jerome Kildee's nerves frayed at this time? There is more than one reason.

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

9. Why is Jerome feeling stressful?

10. Discuss the pipe smoking among the Eppy men. Would this seem unusual today?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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.

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