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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. Who runs to meet Georgie when she returns to Placid?
2. Why do Billy and Georgie leave their camp in a hurry?
3. What does Georgie take with her as she explores the creek in Chapter 17?
4. What does Georgie hope is waiting for her when she returns home?
5. Which character dies of a heart attack?
Short Essay Questions
1. What revelation does Georgie have when she discovers Billy has sent a telegram back to Placid?
2. Why is Georgie surprised by the store owner's behavior when she arrives in Dog Hollow?
3. What confession does Billy make to Georgie after the shootout?
4. How does Mr. Olmstead care for Georgie and Billy after the shootout?
5. How does Georgie plan to make Long Ears obey her?
6. How does Georgie react to the Mr. Garrow's presence in camp?
7. How does Georgie chase Mr. Garrow and Roy away from the campsite?
8. Why doesn't Georgie want Billy to remove his hat when they arrive at the crime scene on Miller Road?
9. What theory does Georgie begin to develop about Darlene and Agatha?
10. What revelation does the family have about the hair ribbon Georgie brings home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What moral and ethical dilemma does Georgie face when Mr. Garrow finds the counterfeit plate in Billy’s saddlebag? Which question seems to weigh more heavily on her mind, the legal ramification of murder or the moral implication of killing another human being? What rationale does Georgie give for capital punishment? How does her decision affect her character?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the significance of Gerogie’s encounter with the cougar. What skills does she use to survive the attack? What impact does this event have on her character?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how the Passenger Pigeon migration of 1871 impacted the members of the Burkhardt family and the town of Placid. How did the migration affect the town financially? Socially?
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