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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 time of day is it when Jack brings in the herd from the upper pasture?
(a) Early morning.
(b) Early afternoon.
(d) Late evening.
2. How does Jack's mother comfort him and his sibling?
(a) By reading the Bible to them nightly.
(b) By taking them on long drives.
(c) By telling them the accident was not their fault.
(d) By embracing them and giving constant praise and reassurance.
3. How does Phoebe feel about having lunch with her brother?
(a) She is disappointed her mother does not join them.
(b) She is sad to see Jack sitting all alone.
(c) She is angry that she has to carry the heavy basket up the hill.
(d) She is happy to get out of the house and away from her chores.
4. How old is the character who accidentally kills the child?
5. After the accident, what are the themes of Jack's stories?
(a) Running away to desert islands.
(b) Self-sacrifice and redemption.
(c) Murder and kidnapping.
(d) Super heroes and world domination.
Short Answer Questions
1. What part does Jack play in his made-up stories?
2. How does Jack come to feel about his raging on the tractor?
3. What does Jack tell the girls of his made-up stories?
4. What kinds of things does Jack's mother insist her children do?
5. How does Jack's mother deal with her grief outwardly?
Short Essay Questions
1. Dale Hawthorne decides against suicide. Why does he do so? What does he do instead of killing himself?
2. Jack begins to play the French horn in earnest. Why does he do this? Where does he practice?
3. What conclusion does Jack come to about himself after realizing he does not love people as well as he should? How does he react to his own conclusions?
4. How does the family react to Dale Hawthorne's frequent disappearances? How does Jack react to his father's disappearances?
5. How does Jack Hawthorne spend much of his time after the accidental death of his brother? What does he do during those activities?
6. 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?
7. Describe Jack's uncles. What do they do on the farm? What do they look like? How do they behave?
8. With practice Jack is able to have major accomplishments with his horn playing. What are some of those accomplishments? Which ones seem especially important?
9. Jack has a nightly routine upon entering the house. What is that routine? What seems different to him on this evening?
10. What does Jack ask Yegudkin after he plays, and how does the teacher respond?
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