Summer of the Monkeys Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What did the monkeys feast on at Jay Berry's farm?

2. Where does Jay Berry find the monkeys hiding when he returns to the bottoms after the big storm?

3. What does Jay Berry's family do on three nights each week?

4. Which Norse god does Daisy tell Jay Berry about during the bad weather?

5. What does Tom Johnson give to Papa before he leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which pony does Jay Berry select and what is the problem with her?

2. What events occur in the story to foreshadow Jay Berry's success with catching the monkeys?

3. What is the source of the fermenting fruit smell that Jay Berry sniffs out in the bottoms?

4. What is Jay Berry's response when Grandpa asks about his wish in the fairy ring?

5. Who are the men who have arrived in the circus truck and what do they do at the Lee farm?

6. How does Jay Berry recover from his hangover and what does he determine to never do again?

7. Where does Jay Berry find the monkeys on the morning after the big storm?

8. Who does Daisy tell Jay Berry about when she takes refuge in his room during a thunderstorm?

9. What do the monkeys do that makes Grandpa so mad as they return home from their trip to the library?

10. Who is the Old Man of the Mountains and why does Daisy believe he has come to their house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of selflessness. Identify at least two examples about selflessness in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Papa. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were his dreams and fears? What was most valuable to him in his world?

Essay Topic 3

There are several events of foreshadowing in SUMMER OF THE MONKEYS. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

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