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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Leader say he'd like to do when he's old?
(a) Sit and study.
(b) Learn to bake.
(c) Continue to lead the people of Village.
(d) Make time to visit the people of Village.

2. How does Seer refer to Matty when it's his turn to talk?
(a) He calls him Matthew.
(b) He calls him Matty.
(c) He calls him "my boy".
(d) He doesn't refer to Matty at all.

3. Where is the puppy when Matty arrives?
(a) In the yard.
(b) In Jean's arms.
(c) In the shed.
(d) In the living room.

4. What is on the porch when Matty goes by Jean's house?
(a) A spotted dog.
(b) A pot of flowers.
(c) A table with a plate and glass.
(d) A rocking chair.

5. What kind of stringed instrument does Seer play in the evenings?
(a) The book doesn't say.
(b) A guitar.
(c) A mandolin.
(d) A fiddle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the handicap of the new woman Matty stops to talk with?

2. What announcement is made about an event the following night?

3. What is the smell Matty detects as he arrives at the Trade Mart?

4. How does Matty say he plans to vote on the issue of closing Village to outsiders?

5. What kind of fish are Ramon and Matty fishing for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Matty send Jean for herbs and what does he do while she's gone?

2. Describe how Seer and Matty know about Gatherer's death and what they know about those keening for him.

3. What does Seer tell Matty about Trade Mart?

4. What does Leader tell Matty about how he received his books and why that was significant?

5. What does the woman who's only recently arrived in Village say about her son and her other children?

6. List at least three ways Matty can tell that he's growing up.

7. Why doesn't Matty tell Jean that he can use his gift to change her father back?

8. What does Leader say Matty should name the puppy and how does Matty decide to follow the advice?

9. Why doesn't Matty care about the "subtlety" of the herbs as Seer does?

10. What does Matty note about Mentor when they encounter each other in chapter six?

(see the answer keys)

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