Old Yeller Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Fred Gipson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Travis react to the news about hydrophobia?
(a) He doesn't think it is anything to be concerned about.
(b) He thinks Sanderson is overreacting.
(c) He is scared and mixed up about the danger.
(d) He thinks Sanderson is lying about it.

2. What is Little Arliss' reaction when they get back to the cabin?
(a) He is angry at the bear.
(b) He is angry that Travis pulled the cub away.
(c) He passes out from fear.
(d) He is shaking all over and clinging to Mama.

3. How does Little Arliss act when Travis takes him squirrel hunting?
(a) Arliss is as quiet as a mouse.
(b) Arliss turns out to be a good hunter.
(c) Arliss is talented at tracking game.
(d) Arliss is noisy and pesky.

4. What sound does Travis recognize that he has heard only once before?
(a) The whimpering of a bear cub.
(b) The coughing roar of a charging bear.
(c) The sound of a dog dying.
(d) The wild snarl of a mountain lion.

5. What is Mama's reaction to Sanderson's first suggestion?
(a) She is angry.
(b) She is insulted by the suggestion.
(c) She accepts it.
(d) She refuses.

6. What changes Travis' mind about keeping the yeller dog as he rides to the cabin?
(a) He likes the yeller dog after all.
(b) He feels proud of himself and figures he can put up with the dog.
(c) He feels sorry for the starving yeller dog.
(d) He knows Arliss really wants the dog.

7. How does Travis interpret the sounds of the old bull?
(a) Travis says that the bull is bragging about being the biggest, toughest, and meanest.
(b) Travis says that the old bull is giving up his rights as leader.
(c) Travis says that the old bull is surrendering and willing to die.
(d) Travis says that the old bull is asking the younger bull to kill him.

8. What disease does Bud Searcy hope does not spread throughout the settlement before the men get back?
(a) Small Pox.
(b) Cholera.
(c) Typhus.
(d) Hydrophobia.

9. What does Arliss start catching after Old Yeller arrives?
(a) Rabbits, moles, and mice.
(b) Copperhead snakes.
(c) Possum and skunks.
(d) Rabbits, birds, possum, and other small game.

10. Why does Sanderson get off his horse and approach Little Arliss?
(a) He tells Little Arliss he is acting like a baby.
(b) He asks Little Arliss if he wants a puppy instead.
(c) He asks Little Arliss if he wants to keep the dog.
(d) He slaps Little Arliss for his temper tantrum.

11. What does Burn Sanderson tell Mama about Old Yeller?
(a) He is no good with cows.
(b) He is the best cow dog that was ever born.
(c) He is He is the best sheep dog that was ever born.
(d) He is obedient and submissive.

12. How does Travis' dog, Bell, die?
(a) The dog falls into a raging river.
(b) The dog dies of old age.
(c) The dog is mauled by a bear.
(d) The dog is bitten by a rattle snake.

13. What news does Searcy bring to Travis, Little Arliss, and Mama?
(a) He tells them that Jed Simpson shot a turkey.
(b) He tells them that the cows are going dry and the gardens are failing around the settlement.
(c) He tells them that Rosal shot a fox.
(d) He tells them that the men will be home in a few days.

14. What is the first suggestion Sanderson gives to Mama about keeping Old Yeller?
(a) He offers to give her a puppy instead of Old Yeller.
(b) He suggests that the dog stays with them until Papa comes back.
(c) He suggests that she take the boys inside while he grabs Old Yeller.
(d) He suggests that she pay him with the milk cow to keep Old Yeller.

15. Why does Travis run off when the trade is made between Arliss and Sanderson?
(a) Travis doesn't want Sanderson to see him cry.
(b) Travis doesn't want to spend any time with Sanderson.
(c) Travis wants a puppy.
(d) Travis is angry that the trade is made with Arliss and not him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mama make Arliss take out of his pockets before he goes to bed?

2. What sound do the bulls make that are looking for a fight outside the family's cabin?

3. How does Travis show his love for Old Yeller?

4. What is the solution Travis comes up with that finally keeps Old Yeller at home during the night?

5. What is a strange varmit stealing from the people in the settlement?

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