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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the old man sleeping on a quilt outside the headquarters tent?
2. What is the worth of the train seized from Fort Scott, Kansas?
3. How will Jeff get to Fort Gibson?
4. Why does Lucy think Jeff now fights for the Rebels?
5. What colored clothing does Jeff and Jim dress in?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Heifer leave the kitchen to fight alongside Jeff in his first battle with the Watie men?
2. Who is Frank Brandt?
3. How does Fort Gibson get its food?
4. Describe Boggy Depot.
5. What is the "social duty" detail that Jeff is ordered to participate in?
6. What does Jeff find in the Washbournes' cow lot?
7. After the Battle of Prairie Grove what do Jeff and Noah do?
8. What is Rebel coffee?
9. Where do Jeff and Lucy spend their Sunday?
10. When Jeff became ill, how does he get to the Jackmans' home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the beginning of the story Jeff, David Gardner and John Chadwick all leave together to go to war.
Part 1) Compare these three characters at the beginning of the story.
Part 2) From what is seen of these characters, explain what changes have occurred for each one over the course of the war.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) The story is told from Jeff's point of view and it is understandable that Jeff is the main character. Pick a character that could easily be identified as the second most important character in the story. What did this character add to the story line and in what way did he or she affect Jeff?
Part 2) Jeff is the considered the protagonist of the story. Pick out a minimum of three antagonists of the story and explain their role.
Essay Topic 3
Does it make the book more or less enjoyable to know it is a work of fiction? Would it make the book more interesting if its main characters had actually existed? Explain.
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