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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. What is the name of the principal who hired Jeremiah as a janitor?
2. What was the name of the farmer's wife who lived on the farm where the tornado took Jeremiah?
3. What does Reuben see in a dream that wakes him after the goose hunt?
4. Where was Lurvy when he became sick and needed an operation?
5. What is the name of Davy's girlfriend who is beaten in the girls' locker room?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why doesn't Reuben get a good-bye kiss from Bethany?
2. How did Davy escape?
3. Why did Jeremiah suddenly run inside the hospital?
4. What presents does Swede receive for her birthday?
5. How do the Lands spend Christmas Eve in 1962?
6. Why does Reuben resent that Jeremiah healed Mr. Holgren?
7. What changes occurred in Jeremiah's and Helen's lives after the tornado?
8. What happened to Jeremiah when the tornado roared through?
9. What does Reuben feel when he touches his dad during the revival service held by Rev. Johnny Latt?
10. Why did an ambulance have to take Lurvy and another man when Lurvy became sick?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the troubles between the Land family and Israel and Tommy and how they escalate. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 2
After Reuben earns money tearing down a corncrib, he has to decide how he will spend the money. Discuss how Reuben decides to spend his money and why he decides to spend it that way.
Support your statements with examples and quotes from the
Essay Topic 3
When Davy is arrested, Reuben says that "the whole thing was no less a tornado than the other" referring to a tornado Jeremiah experienced when he was in his twenties. Compare Jeremiah's tornado to the events after the shooting. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.
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