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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. Who are the heroines of Jack's stories?
(a) His teacher and a schoolgirl named Margaret.
(b) A schoolgirl named Margaret and his cousin, Linda.
(c) His sister and his French horn teacher.
(d) His mother and his sister, Phoebe.
2. How does Jack feel when he is in the barn with the cows and other animals?
(a) He feels confused and anxious.
(b) He feels remorseful and guilty.
(c) He feels lonely and frightened.
(d) He feels at home and almost pleasant.
3. What do the men talk about while they are at the feed store?
(a) Their wives.
(b) Democrats and the weather.
(c) Feed and grain.
(d) Jack and the accident.
4. What can Jack hear from the other workers sitting at the other lunch site?
(a) Laughter over a joke told by his cousin.
(b) A man yelling over to him.
(d) Laughter and yelling.
5. What kind of man is Jack's father?
(a) A cruel and hateful man.
(b) A kind and stupid man.
(c) A silly and impetuous man.
(d) A sensitive, intelligent dreamer.
Short Answer Questions
1. What recitation of his father's does Jack recall as he suffers his anger and grief?
2. Who is working and helping to harvest the fields with Jack?
3. How old is the child when he dies?
4. For what is Dale Hawthorne well-known in his town?
5. In Dale's story, whose skull is Lord Byron trying to make into a drinking cup?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jack's house compare to his work? What senses are aroused at home? What senses are aroused when he is out on the tractor? Why does Jack feel so uncomfortable in his home?
2. Where does Jack find peace and solace? With whom does he talk?
3. Jack is "touched" by his sister's presence at lunchtime in the field. Why is this? What does he notice about her?
4. Jack and Phoebe have an interchange about saying grace over lunch. What is that interchange, and why is important to the story?
5. What do we know about Yegudkin's wife? What does she look like? What does she do?
6. How does Jack respond to Yegudkin's performance on the French horn? How is the performance described?
7. What does Jack ask Yegudkin after he plays, and how does the teacher respond?
8. How does the narrator describe Jack's lessons with Yegudkin?
9. Who is involved in the accident and how old are they? Why is the accident seem particularly difficult for the two surviving children?
10. How does Jack react every time he relives the image of his brother David being crushed by the cultipacker?
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