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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 Travis think about Searcy's granddaughter, Lisbeth?
(a) Travis likes her because she is different than most girls.
(b) Travis thinks she is annoying.
(c) Travis thinks she is bossy.
(d) Travis thinks she is strange.

2. What advice does Sanderson give to Travis about when to shoot an animal with hydrophobia?
(a) Shoot only wild animals, not pets.
(b) Shoot the animal after it tries to bite.
(c) Shoot anything that is acting unnatural.
(d) Shoot any animal he comes across until the hydrophobia is gone.

3. What does Mama make with lye water and hog fat?
(a) Bug repellant.
(b) Antiseptic cream.
(c) Soap.
(d) Poultice.

4. What does Old Yeller do when the bear slaps him head over heels?
(a) He charges again.
(b) He crawls away.
(c) He lies on the ground.
(d) He staggers into the bushes.

5. Where do Mama, Little Arliss, and Travis sit to see the bull fight?
(a) On the cabin steps.
(b) On the split-rail fence.
(c) At the cabin window.
(d) On the grassy knoll.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Travis' family come to get Old Yeller?

2. Why had Papa cleared out all the brush and trees from around the cabin?

3. What keeps Travis and Old Yeller busy all night long?

4. Who named Birdsong Creek?

5. What does Mama ask Travis to do after he milks the cows?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Travis does to the big dog when he sees him for the first time and what is the dog's reaction.

2. What is the reaction of Little Arliss and Mama to the big dog?

3. Summarize the fight between the two bulls.

4. What does Travis discover when he returns home that makes him angry at the yeller dog again?

5. Describe what Travis reveals about his relationship with Old Yeller in the beginning of the chapter.

6. Describe the bulls that come near the cabin to fight with one another.

7. Summarize Old Yeller's condition when he returns home after rescuing Little Arliss.

8. Summarize how Old Yeller controls the heifer, Spot.

9. Summarize why Mama names the area in which they live Birdsong Creek.

10. Describe the situation when Travis shoots the deer.

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