Old Yeller Test | Final Test - Hard

Fred Gipson
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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 Travis know that he is near the hogs?

2. What does Lisbeth tell Travis about the puppy she gave him?

3. What does Travis see Mama, Little Arliss, and Lisbeth doing after they gather the corn?

4. What does Travis do to the hydrophobia stricken animal?

5. What makes the hogs under Travis' limb go wild with anger.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the first thing Mama and Travis see as they get closer to the spot where Travis hid Old Yeller.

2. Describe how Travis plans to mark the remainder of his hogs.

3. What happens to Travis as he is marking the hogs?

4. Explain why Travis can't sleep the night Burn Sanderson leaves.

5. Describe what Travis and Mama do with the bull.

6. Why is Travis worried when wakes up from his nap?

7. Describe Travis' condition when he returns home after dealing with the Spot heifer.

8. Summarize what Mama must do while Travis is recuperating.

9. Describe what Travis sees after he builds a small fire out of bear grass.

10. Describe Travis' state of mind after he shoots Old Yeller.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Summarize the impact Old Yeller and Travis have on each other's lives.

2) What is involved in the relationship of the boy and his dog?

3) How does the relationship of a boy and his dog by today's standards differ from those of Travis and Old Yeller?

4)Cite examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

1) Evaluate the elements of cause and effect in the story using examples from the novel.

2) Choose three events from the story which cause Travis life to undergo a change.

3) How does he react to the events and their effects?

4) How does he grow emotionally in his own life and in his attitude toward his family because of these changes?

Essay Topic 3

1) Discuss how Travis grows as a character from the beginning of the novel to the end.

2) How does his attitude change toward Old Yeller?

3) How does his attitude change about what is important in his life?

4) What are the differences in his attitude toward the meaning of responsibility in the beginning to the end of the novel?

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