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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. On what does Jack concentrate in order to regain his composure after his painful thoughts?
(a) A comforting object like a dark, smooth stone.
(b) The horizon.
(c) The sound of the birds in the trees.
(d) The clouds in the sky.
2. What kind of man is Jack's father?
(a) A sensitive, intelligent dreamer.
(b) A cruel and hateful man.
(c) A kind and stupid man.
(d) A silly and impetuous man.
3. How old is the character who accidentally kills the child?
4. What religion are Jack's uncles?
(d) Christian Scientists.
5. What is Phoebe's job after everyone has finished with lunch?
(a) To fill the basket with dirty laundry and bring it home.
(b) To leave the basket and the leftovers for Jack to bring back later.
(c) To pick up everything, throw it away, and go home.
(d) To pick up everything, put it all in the basket, and bring the basket home.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much time has passed between David's death and harvest time in the fields?
2. How does Phoebe feel about having lunch with her brother?
3. What musical instrument does Jack's mother force on him?
4. What does Phoebe give Jack besides his lunch?
5. When Jack cannot make his good feelings last, what does he do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is involved in the accident and how old are they? Why is the accident seem particularly difficult for the two surviving children?
2. With practice Jack is able to have major accomplishments with his horn playing. What are some of those accomplishments? Which ones seem especially important?
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 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?
5. Now that his father is home to stay, what does Jack with his free time. Why?
6. When Dale looks up to the door and sees Jack, what does Dale say to his son? How does Jack respond to his father?
7. Jack is "touched" by his sister's presence at lunchtime in the field. Why is this? What does he notice about her?
8. Jack and Phoebe have an interchange about saying grace over lunch. What is that interchange, and why is important to the story?
9. How does Jack respond to Yegudkin's performance on the French horn? How is the performance described?
10. Describe the scene in which Yegudkin opens the Alexander he has ordered for a student.
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