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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the first name of the doctor who delivered Reuben?
(a) Animas.
(b) Whit.
(c) Ellsworth.
(d) Elias.

2. What does Reuben want to buy with the money he earns from tearing down the corncrib?
(a) A baseball and bat.
(b) A canoe.
(c) A model rocket.
(d) A telescope.

3. Where do Jeremiah, Swede, and Reuben spend the night the first night that Davy is in jail?
(a) At Dr. Nokes'.
(b) A motel.
(c) At their house.
(d) At the DeCuellers'.

4. Where was Lurvy when he became sick and needed an operation?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) Iowa.
(c) Wisconsin.
(d) Illinois.

5. Who does Reuben talk to in the kitchen when Rev. Johnny Latt is preaching?
(a) Bethany Orchard.
(b) Mollie Pritchard.
(c) Abby Martin.
(d) Becca Phillips.

6. How much does it cost to send a postcard in 1963?
(a) 5 cents.
(b) 2 cents.
(c) 4 cents.
(d) 3 cents.

7. How long has Reuben been without a breath when his father comes into the delivery room?
(a) 7 minutes.
(b) 8 minutes.
(c) 12 minutes.
(d) 5 minutes.

8. What is the name of the principal who hired Jeremiah as a janitor?
(a) Leroy Biersten.
(b) Jeffrey Martin.
(c) Leonard Wright.
(d) William Davidson.

9. Who is the judge who presides over Davy's trial?
(a) Judge Watson.
(b) Judge Anderson.
(c) Judge Raster.
(d) Judge Browning.

10. How many men in the following days show up at the courthouse armed with old guns to join the posse searching for Davy?
(a) 30 men.
(b) 45 men.
(c) 25 men.
(d) 50 men.

11. How far is it from Roofing to North Dakota?
(a) 80 miles.
(b) 70 miles.
(c) 85 miles.
(d) 75 miles.

12. What type of pie does Mrs. DeCuellar serve for breakfast?
(a) Pumpkin.
(b) Peach.
(c) Strawberry.
(d) Apple.

13. How far is August Shultz's place from Reuben's home?
(a) 4 hours.
(b) 2 hours.
(c) 3 hours.
(d) 5 hours.

14. What does Reuben want for Christmas in 1962?
(a) A model rocket.
(b) An American frontier set.
(c) A Crashmobile.
(d) A Spartacus model.

15. What is one of Swede's favorite authors?
(a) Luke Short.
(b) Rex Beach.
(c) Zane Grey.
(d) Louis L'Amour.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to spend Christmas eve with the Lands?

2. Who writes a letter that turns public opinion against Davy?

3. Who wrote the book that Stube was reading the night that Davy escaped.

4. What day does Reuben begin to tear down the corncrib?

5. How old is Swede at the beginning of the novel?

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