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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. When Jack stops for lunch after driving the tractor in the fields all morning, where does he sit?
(a) In the shade of an elm away from the others.
(b) In the shade of an oak tree.
(c) With his cousins.
(d) Under the overhang on the barn.
2. How does the narrator describe Jack's mother before the accident?
(a) A happy woman who was shy and retiring.
(b) A sad woman who had suffered greatly in her life.
(c) A cheerful woman who laughed and loved telling stories.
(d) A glum woman who always expected the worst.
3. Where does Jack sometimes find his father after the accident?
(a) Lying in bed drinking.
(b) Lying on the couch watching tv.
(c) Lyning in the hammock in the back field.
(d) Lying on the cow-barn floor crying.
4. After the accident, what are the themes of Jack's stories?
(a) Murder and kidnapping.
(b) Super heroes and world domination.
(c) Self-sacrifice and redemption.
(d) Running away to desert islands.
5. 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 is annoyed by the insects flying in her face.
(c) She is obviously frustrated and does not want to walk up the hill.
(d) She sees nothing unreasonable about lugging the basket up the hill.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is working and helping to harvest the fields with Jack?
2. Where did Jack's father perform?
3. What does Jack find off of the cow path?
4. What does Jack notice about his sister as she is laying out the food?
5. What is one of the story themes Jack uses again and again?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the family react to Dale Hawthorne's frequent disappearances? How does Jack react to his father's disappearances?
2. Jack begins to play the French horn in earnest. Why does he do this? Where does he practice?
3. What is Jack's first reaction when he sees his father and what is occurring in the living room? Why can he not act on his impulse to run?
4. As Jack rides the tractor after the accident and tells his stories of woe, how does he react to who he has become?
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 does Jack Hawthorne spend much of his time after the accidental death of his brother? What does he do during those activities?
7. What is Jack's "black memory"? What sounds and sights does Jack relive in his black memory?
8. Dale Hawthorne decides against suicide. Why does he do so? What does he do instead of killing himself?
9. What does the reader realize when Yegudkin plays the French horn?
10. What does Jack ask Yegudkin after he plays, and how does the teacher respond?
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