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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mount Edith is the name shown on maps, but what do those who live in the area call the mountain?
(a) Flathead Mountain.
(b) Old Baldy.
(c) Bitterroot Mountain.
(d) Granite Peak.

2. Who did Ivan's father work with on a haywire outfit for one week?
(a) Phil.
(b) Cliff.
(c) Hatcher.
(d) Rob.

3. How old was Bessie when she and Tom moved to Montana?
(a) 20.
(b) 19.
(c) 24.
(d) 21.

4. What creek can be heard from the cabin where Ivan and his parents lived?
(a) Ripple Creek.
(b) Spring Valley Creek.
(c) Mountain Valley Creek.
(d) Sixteenmile Creek.

5. How old was Berneta when Tom and Bessie moved to Montana?
(a) 1 years old.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 4 months.
(d) 2 years old.

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

7. What did D. L. Doig raise as a hobby at his Montana ranch?
(a) Rhode Island Red chickens.
(b) Brown Leghorn chickens.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Goats.

8. During what decade did settlers first come into Ivan's area of Montana?
(a) 1860s.
(b) 1850s.
(c) 1840s.
(d) 1870s.

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

10. Where does the story begin?
(a) Rocky Mountains.
(b) Bridger Range.
(c) Beartooth Mountains.
(d) Belt Mountains.

11. What was Ivan's father's job when Ivan and his parents lived in a cabin in the mountains?
(a) Sheep herder.
(b) Cow herder.
(c) Ranch hand.
(d) Cowboy.

12. What color were Berneta's eyes?
(a) Green.
(b) Hazel.
(c) Brown.
(d) Blue.

13. Who was the classmate that Ivan had met before when his dad was manning a haying crew at a valley ranch owned by her family?
(a) Peter Alexander.
(b) Susan Buckingham.
(c) John Woods.
(d) Jane Browning.

14. What did Ivan receive as an early sixth birthday present?
(a) A book.
(b) A few marbles.
(c) Bow and arrows.
(d) Pocket knife.

15. Who was the first Doig to die in Montana?
(a) Jack Doig.
(b) Andrew Doig.
(c) Peter Doig.
(d) D. L. Doig.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Charles Doig when his wife died?

2. What was the name of the restaurant that Charlie and Ruth ran together?

3. What color were Bessie's eyes?

4. Where did Tom and Bessie Ringer move from when they moved to Montana?

5. What would come for Ivan in the mail with the camptender?

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