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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 does Jack do while riding on the tractor?
(a) He dreams of better times with his family.
(b) He worries about his mother.
(c) He replays the accident scene again and again.
(d) He plans his escape from his family.
2. Where does Jack sometimes find his father after the accident?
(a) Lying on the cow-barn floor crying.
(b) Lyning in the hammock in the back field.
(c) Lying in bed drinking.
(d) Lying on the couch watching tv.
3. What month is it when Jack sits under the tree with Phoebe and has lunch?
4. What recitation of his father's does Jack recall as he suffers his anger and grief?
(a) Brutus' soliloquy.
(b) Cicero's final speech.
(c) Silas Marner's monologue.
(d) Mark Antony's condemnation.
5. When Jack cannot make his good feelings last, what does he do?
(a) He beats the cows.
(b) He throws stones at the cows.
(c) He screams at the cows.
(d) He runs to the barn.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the victim riding when he falls off and is run over?
2. What does Jack's father struggle with about his religious beliefs?
3. While riding on the tractor, what things does Jack say about himself to himself?
4. What sound does Jack remember from the accident?
5. What finally ruins Jack's fantasy stories when he is driving the tractor in the field?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jack's mother handle her son's death? How does she shoulder the care for her children and the farm?
2. 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.
3. Jack's father has been gone over three weeks. In what position does Jack find himself? Have his responsibilities changed? Who is he working with now?
4. When Jack first opens the door and sees his family gathered around his father, his aunt says to him, "It's all over. Your father is home." What does she mean by this?
5. With practice Jack is able to have major accomplishments with his horn playing. What are some of those accomplishments? Which ones seem especially important?
6. How do Jack's family and his mother's friends view his passionate interest in his horn? Are they concerned? Why?
7. How does Jack respond to working with his uncles? How does he spend his time?
8. With whom does Jack begin studying French horn? What information are we given about this teacher in this section? Where does he teach?
9. Jack is "touched" by his sister's presence at lunchtime in the field. Why is this? What does he notice about her?
10. What chores are Jack responsible for when he works in the barn? What feelings do the chores arouse in him?
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