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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How tall was Ivan's father?
(a) Nearly six feet tall.
(b) Five-and-one-half feet tall.
(c) Six feet tall.
(d) Five feet and eight inches.

2. Where did Tom and Bessie Ringer move from when they moved to Montana?
(a) Indiana.
(b) Michigan.
(c) Illinois.
(d) Wisconsin.

3. What town did Tom and Bessie move to after the owner of the ranch where they worked died?
(a) White Sulphur Springs.
(b) Margrave.
(c) Castle Rock.
(d) Ringling.

4. What was Bessie's father's name?
(a) John.
(b) Robert.
(c) Brian.
(d) Ellsworth.

5. Where did Charlie and Ivan return to live after Berneta died?
(a) Smith River Valley.
(b) Castle Mountain.
(c) White Bridge Mountain.
(d) Spring Valley.

6. How old was Ivan when his mother died?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 6.
(d) 5.

7. When did Ivan's mother die?
(a) May 27, 1945.
(b) June 27, 1945.
(c) July 15, 1946.
(d) June 1, 1945.

8. How many children did Ruth have after divorcing Charlie?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

9. Where in Montana in the early years was gold being flushed out of every gravel gulch?
(a) Smith River Valley.
(b) Helena.
(c) Butte.
(d) Bozeman.

10. Who were Bessie's best friends growing up?
(a) The Smith sisters.
(b) The Kreb sisters.
(c) Phyllis and Rebecca Spriggs.
(d) Molly and Anna Bailey.

11. At times, how much would Bessie weigh?
(a) 165 pounds.
(b) 150 pounds.
(c) 135 pounds.
(d) 170 pounds.

12. When did Rose Gordon graduate from high school?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1908.
(c) 1904.
(d) 1912.

13. How many years of schooling did Bessie have?
(a) 6.
(b) 7.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

14. What is the elevation of the valley where Ivan and his father lived most of their lives?
(a) 2,147 feet.
(b) 1 mile above sea level.
(c) 3,145 feet.
(d) 6,192 feet.

15. Who was herding on Grassy Mountain when Charlie helped a scissorbill?
(a) Deaf John.
(b) Mulligan John.
(c) George Washington Hopkins.
(d) Diamond Tony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the ranch where Tom and Bessie found work?

2. What did Ivan receive as an early sixth birthday present?

3. What would Ivan's mother do to keep him quiet and cool on hot afternoons?

4. What color were Ruth's eyes?

5. When did Ivan's grandfather come to the United States?

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