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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. Where did Ivan's father have a small scar?
(a) On his chin.
(b) On his forearm.
(c) On his left hand.
(d) On his neck.

2. The summer they were married, near where did Ivan's father and mother live?
(a) Waxy Mountain.
(b) Prairie Mountain.
(c) Grass Mountain.
(d) River Mountain.

3. What was the main chore that Tom and Bessie performed at the ranch where they lived?
(a) Mend fences.
(b) Herd cattle.
(c) Milk cows.
(d) Herd sheep.

4. What killed Ivan's mother?
(a) Asthma.
(b) An accident.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Leukemia.

5. What does Ivan's father remember covered the slopes when it was just him and Ivan's mother?
(a) Hawks.
(b) Grouse.
(c) Crows.
(d) Pheasant.

Short Answer Questions

1. At times, how much would Bessie weigh?

2. How long might Ivan ride a sawbuck pack saddle as he followed his parents when they were herding?

3. When did Rose Gordon graduate from high school?

4. How many herding dogs appear in the photographs of Ivan's parents?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Ivan's father and Cliff decide to leave an outfit?

2. Describe Ivan's father as he looked in Ivan's photo album.

3. Where did Bessie work after Tom left and she ended their marriage?

4. What determined the distance that was traveled each day as the sheep were herded to the reservation range?

5. Why did Charlie almost shoot a man one day on the reservation range?

6. Describe Dupuyer.

7. Describe McGrath.

8. Can Ivan see the sickness to come in the photos of his mother?

9. Describe Thomas Ringer.

10. What happened on Ivan's sixth birthday?

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