Old Yeller Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does the first bull become wounded in the fight?

2. Why can't Travis take Jumper close to the Salt Licks where he goes to hunt deer?

3. What does Travis do to Jumper when he decides he doesn't want to plow anymore?

4. How does the bull fight finally end?

5. What does Travis think about as he and Old Yeller lie out under the stars?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the situation when Travis finds Spot and her new calf.

2. Summarize the warning the Burn Sanderson gives to Travis before he rides off.

3. Describe the circumstances that help Travis come out of his depression over Old Yeller.

4. Describe the procedure Travis uses for marking the hogs.

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

6. Summarize the fight between the two bulls.

7. Describe the condition of Travis and Old Yeller for the next few weeks.

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

9. What is Burn Sanderson's offer regarding Old Yeller and why doesn't Mama accept it?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

1) Evaluate the relationship between Travis and his brother, Little Arliss.

2) How does Old Yeller affect their relationship with one another?

3) What event changes the way Travis views his brother and how he feels about him?

Give examples from the novel of the interaction between the two brothers.

Essay Topic 2

1) Analyze Travis' coming of age throughout the novel.

2) What fears and emotions does he experience as he grows in each chapter of the novel?

3) How do his attitudes change as he develops from the boy when his Papa leaves to the young man at the end of the novel?

4) Cite examples of the character changes Travis goes through from different events in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, Mama tends to the people in her care.

1) Describe two situations in the novel when characters rely upon Mama to help them or take care of them.

2) What does Mama have at her disposal to use in her role as caregiver, healer, and comforter?

3) Cite examples from the novel.

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