Peace Like a River Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Jeremiah use to remove tar from his front door?

2. What month did a tornado strike the town where Jeremiah, Helen, and Davy lived while Jeremiah attended medical school?

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

4. On what floor did Helen, Jeremiah, and Davy Land live when they lived in student housing?

5. How many men in the following days show up at the courthouse armed with old guns to join the posse searching for Davy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Jeremiah when the tornado roared through?

2. Why doesn't Reuben get a good-bye kiss from Bethany?

3. Who does Swede have rescue Sunny from the noose and why does that bother Reuben?

4. Why doesn't Jeremiah stop to get gas at the end of Chapter 12?

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

6. Why does Roxanna Cawley keep goats in a bathroom?

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

8. Where do the Lands go to hunt geese?

9. Why does Roxanna say that Butch Cassidy died in 1936?

10. Why is Jeremiah fired from his job as janitor at the elementary school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Reuben came into the world in a rather dramatic manner. Discuss why Reuben began life in a dangerous and romantic manner. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

While testifying at Davy's trial, Reuben becomes self-confident and prideful. Discuss how and why pride overtakes Reuben when testifying at his brother's trial. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the book, discuss what prayer means to Jeremiah. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

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