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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. As Jack walks down the road, what is on his right?
(a) Blueberries and blackberries.
(b) Alfalfa and wheat.
(c) Newly cultivated corn.
(d) Apple orchards.

2. What recitation of his father's does Jack recall as he suffers his anger and grief?
(a) Brutus' soliloquy.
(b) Mark Antony's condemnation.
(c) Silas Marner's monologue.
(d) Cicero's final speech.

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

4. What is Jack referring to when he says "it was what life ought to be, what he'd once believed it was."?
(a) Life should be easy and he does not know why it is not easy now.
(b) Life on the farm was a struggle, and now things seeem better.
(c) Life on the farm was good and simple before he killed his brother.
(d) Life should be lived to the fullest, now he is stuck on a farm.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do his co-workers accept about Dale Hawthorne since his son has died?

2. What does Phoebe ask Jack as he begins his lunch?

3. Where does Jack sometimes find his father after the accident?

4. What does Jack use to push the manure in the barn into the gutters?

5. What does Jack's father struggle with about his religious beliefs?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Jack begins to play the French horn in earnest. Why does he do this? Where does he practice?

4. What do we know about Yegudkin's wife? What does she look like? What does she do?

5. As Jack rides the tractor after the accident and tells his stories of woe, how does he react to who he has become?

6. Now that his father is home to stay, what does Jack with his free time. Why?

7. What does Jack think about as he prepares the cows for milking after realizing why Phoebe wanted him to say grace? How does he feel as these thoughts enter his mind?

8. Describe Jack's uncles. What do they do on the farm? What do they look like? How do they behave?

9. Jack has a nightly routine upon entering the house. What is that routine? What seems different to him on this evening?

10. Jack and Phoebe have an interchange about saying grace over lunch. What is that interchange, and why is important to the story?

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