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. Why does Travis think the new, spotted heifer calf will make a good milking cow?
(a) It is a fat and feminine calf.
(b) It has the calmness of a milk cow.
(c) It is raw boned and ugly enough to be a good milk cow.
(d) It is a pretty, fat heifer.

2. What does Travis decide to do about Old Yeller?
(a) Obedience train him.
(b) Teach him to hunt.
(c) Make friends with him.
(d) Find a way to get rid of him.

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

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

5. 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 the men will be home in a few days.
(d) He tells them that Rosal shot a fox.

6. What does Mama ask Travis to do after he milks the cows?
(a) Get Little Arliss ready for bed.
(b) Kill a doe for meat.
(c) Feed the dog.
(d) Read the Bible.

7. What news does Lisbeth tell Travis about her dog, Miss Prissy?
(a) Miss Prissy is sick and dying.
(b) Miss Prissy won first prize in at the fair.
(c) Miss Prissy is going to have Old Yeller's puppies.
(d) Miss Prissy is a purebread fox hound.

8. What does Travis think about as he and Old Yeller lie out under the stars?
(a) He thinks about how lucky he is to have a brother like Little Arliss.
(b) He thinks about what a wonderful dog Old Yeller is.
(c) He wonders if his father can see the same stars in Kansas.
(d) He thinks about the day when he will have a ranch of his own.

9. Why does the mother bear come running to attack Little Arliss?
(a) Arliss wandered into her den.
(b) Arliss threw a rock at her cub.
(c) Arliss threw a rock at her.
(d) Arliss is holding her bear cub by the leg.

10. What does Travis' mother instruct him to do while he is doing his chores?
(a) He is to recite his numbers while he works.
(b) He is to think about Little Arliss and the dog.
(c) He is to recite his Latin verbs while he works.
(d) He is to say his prayers while he works.

11. What are the best times to go to the Salt Licks to hunt?
(a) Early morning and mid-afternoon.
(b) Mid-afternoon and sunset.
(c) Early morning and late evening.
(d) Mid-afternoon and late evening.

12. How does the bull fight finally end?
(a) The old bull is killed.
(b) One of the bulls falls in the cart and it rolls down the hill.
(c) Travis shoots at them.
(d) The bulls give up and stagger away with their wounds.

13. How does Travis' family come to get Old Yeller?
(a) They win the dog at the country fair.
(b) They buy him from a neighbor.
(c) A friend gives the dog as a gift.
(d) The dog wanders to their cabin.

14. Why had Papa cleared out all the brush and trees from around the cabin?
(a) He cleared the brush to get a clear shot at Comanches and Apaches.
(b) He cleared the brush to cut down on the bugs.
(c) He cleared the brush in case of a fire.
(d) He cleared the brush so Mama could plant roses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Travis' father ask him to do while he is away?

2. When does Travis begin to love Old Yeller?

3. What does Travis do as the doe keeps approaching him?

4. What does Travis do to try and drive the bulls away from the cabin?

5. What are all Texans short of now that the Civil War is over?

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