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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. What is in the basket Phoebe brings to Jack?
(a) Chicken, biscuits, carrots and ranch dip.
(b) Chicken, rolls, celery and salt.
(c) Ham sandwiches and fresh fruit.
(d) Tuna, bread and cookies.
2. What do the men talk about while they are at the feed store?
(a) Feed and grain.
(b) Their wives.
(c) Jack and the accident.
(d) Democrats and the weather.
3. What is Jack referring to when he says "it was what life ought to be, what he'd once believed it was."?
(a) Life on the farm was a struggle, and now things seeem better.
(b) Life should be easy and he does not know why it is not easy now.
(c) Life should be lived to the fullest, now he is stuck on a farm.
(d) Life on the farm was good and simple before he killed his brother.
4. What does Jack tell the girls of his made-up stories?
(a) He confides in them about his anger at this father.
(b) He confesses to his desire to run away.
(c) He confesses his worthlessness and names his faults.
(d) He confides in them his fears about his sister.
5. While riding on the tractor, what things does Jack say about himself to himself?
(a) He is guilty but feels better each day.
(b) He is spiritually defective and evil.
(c) He is almost a teeneager and has his whole life ahead of him.
(d) He should never have been driving the tractor in the first place.
Short Answer Questions
1. On what does Jack concentrate in order to regain his composure after his painful thoughts?
2. How much time has passed between David's death and harvest time in the fields?
3. What kind of motorcycle does Jack's father have?
4. What sight does Jack see when he remembers his brother's death?
5. What does Jack do to try and block out the raging in his head?
Short Essay Questions
1. Now that his father is home to stay, what does Jack with his free time. Why?
2. How old is Phoebe when she brings lunch out to the field? As she comes out to the field, how is she described by the narrator? What are her responsibilities?
3. While Jack is sitting with Phoebe under the tree at lunchtime, he senses she wants to say something to him. How does he react? What might Phoebe wanted to talk about with her brother?
4. How does the story open? How does the first sentence compel the reader to read the next?
5. While crouching next to his father upon Dale Hawthorne's homecoming, Jack softly whispers something no one can hear. What does he say, and why does he softly whisper this so that it is inaudible?
6. Describe the Hawthorne family farm that Jack works on a year and a half later. What has changed? What remains the same?
7. How does Jack feel after asking Yegudkin if he will ever play the horn as well as the teacher? How does Yegudkin respond?
8. How does the family react to Dale Hawthorne's frequent disappearances? How does Jack react to his father's disappearances?
9. Describe Jack's uncles. What do they do on the farm? What do they look like? How do they behave?
10. Where is Arcady Yegudkin from? How does he get to America? What is his story?
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