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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. On what floor did Helen, Jeremiah, and Davy Land live when they lived in student housing?
(a) 1st floor.
(b) 2nd floor.
(c) 4th floor.
(d) 3rd floor.

2. What time do the Lands have to arrive at the courthouse for Davy's trial?
(a) 8 a.m.
(b) 7:30 a.m.
(c) 9 a.m.
(d) 8:30 a.m.

3. How old is Swede at the beginning of the novel?
(a) 8 years old.
(b) 9 years old.
(c) 6 years old.
(d) 5 years old.

4. What type of candy bar comes with Reuben's pay for tearing down the corncrib?
(a) Almond Joy.
(b) Milky Way.
(c) Hershey bar.
(d) Mr. Goodbar.

5. What year is the Airstream trailer that Tin Lurvy leaves to Jeremiah in his will?
(a) 1960.
(b) 1961.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1962.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Jeremiah get when he sells his bed?

2. What does Reuben want to buy with the money he earns from tearing down the corncrib?

3. Where does Jeremiah suggest the family move when he is struggling with pneumonia?

4. How deep is the snow when Reuben begins tearing down the corncrib?

5. In what type of jacket did Jeremiah wrap Reuben in the delivery room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jape Waltzer look like?

2. What irregular work did Jeremiah find after being fired from his janitor job?

3. Describe Reuben's dream the first night the Lands stay at Roxanna's.

4. Why doesn't Dr. Nickles recommend sending Reuben to the hospital?

5. What did Dr. Nokes do when Reuben was born not breathing?

6. Where do the Lands go to hunt geese?

7. What do the Shultzes say about Davy the night he came to their place?

8. What reasons did Swede present to persuade Jeremiah to allow her to bring her Mexican saddle on their journey in the Airstream?

9. After Reuben testifies, he and Swede decide to break Davy out of jail. Why are their plans to break Davy out of jail thwarted?

10. Why are Swede's sugar cookies sometimes unorthodox?

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