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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. How far is August Shultz's place from Reuben's home?

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

3. Whose birthday is on December 16?

4. How long has Reuben been without a breath when his father comes into the delivery room?

5. What is the name of Davy's fellow inmate in the jail?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do the Lands go to hunt geese?

2. Where was Jeremiah Land when Reuben was born?

3. How does Jeremiah get money to stock the Airstream with food?

4. What worries Dr. Nokes about Jeremiah's pneumonia?

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

6. How does Elvis, the prosecutor, describe Israel and Tommy at the opening of Davy's trial?

7. What does Reuben hear and see when he gets up in the night at the Schultz's to use the outhouse?

8. What does Stanley Basca tell that Davy did the night of the shooting?

9. What does Reuben feel when he touches his dad during the revival service held by Rev. Johnny Latt?

10. What does Reuben buy with the money he earns from tearing down the corncrib?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

book.

Essay Topic 2

When Reuben sees state troopers at gas stations, he begins to realize that someone is waging a war against his family. Discuss why a war is being waged against the Lands. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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