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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 one of the story themes Jack uses again and again?
(a) Becoming a superhero.
(b) Joining the police force and fighting criminals.
(c) Being a football player in college.
(d) Heroic battles with escaped convicts.

2. What is Phoebe's attitude as she carries the basket filled with lunch up to the field hands?
(a) She is delighted and runs up the hill.
(b) She sees nothing unreasonable about lugging the basket up the hill.
(c) She is annoyed by the insects flying in her face.
(d) She is obviously frustrated and does not want to walk up the hill.

3. What do his co-workers accept about Dale Hawthorne since his son has died?
(a) HIs father's ways of handling his brother's death.
(b) His father's death.
(c) His father's drinking.
(d) His father's refusal to work during harvest.

4. What is the kitchen like in Jack's house?
(a) It is filled with people and the smell of food.
(b) It is a mess from the wind storm.
(c) It is painted a dark blue.
(d) It is empty and dark.

5. What is the name of the feed store?
(a) G.L.F.
(b) F.G.L.
(c) L.L.G.
(d) Q.E.D.

Short Answer Questions

1. What musical instrument does Jack's mother force on him?

2. What does Jack finally contemplate while riding on the tractor telling his stories?

3. What explanation does Jack give Phoebe at the beginning of lunch that puts her at rest?

4. How old is the child when he dies?

5. What is one habit Jack's father takes up after the accident?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jack respond to Yegudkin's performance on the French horn? How is the performance described?

2. When Dale Hawthorne returns home after his three week absence, he does not leave again. What does he do to occupy his time? What does he do when he becomes restless?

3. How does the family react to Dale Hawthorne's frequent disappearances? How does Jack react to his father's disappearances?

4. When Jack comes into the house after work and finds the kitchen empty and the living room door closed, he opens the door to walk into the living room. Describe the scene Jack finds when he opens the door.

5. Later in the evening following their lunch, Jack comes to understand about why Phoebe is alarmed about his not saying grace before eating. What does he realize grace means to Phoebe?

6. What does Yegudkin say about the fact that he is now too deaf to play in an orchestra?

7. Although he practices in the hayloft and is part of the civic orchestra, Jack refuses to play his horn either at church or at home. Why?

8. What does the reader realize when Yegudkin plays the French horn?

9. The narrator describes a soliloquy spoken by Jack's father at the Grange one night. How does Jack remember his father on that evening? Why does he recall this memory when he is angry?

10. How does Jack feel after asking Yegudkin if he will ever play the horn as well as the teacher? How does Yegudkin respond?

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