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

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

3. When did Tom and Bessie Ringer move to Montana?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1914.
(c) 1909.
(d) 1915.

4. How much did Charlie Doig weigh?
(a) 180 pounds.
(b) 155 pounds.
(c) 145 pounds.
(d) 135 pounds.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did an earthquake damage the Old Auditorium in White Sulphur Springs?

2. When did Rose Gordon graduate from high school?

3. What color was Ivan's hair as a boy?

4. What was the main chore that Tom and Bessie performed at the ranch where they lived?

5. Who were Bessie's best friends growing up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did a forest ranger say about Ivan's mother?

2. Why did Bessie marry Tom Ringer?

3. What was different about Ruth from the other ranch cooks?

4. What did D.L. Doig raise after his ranch began to prosper?

5. Describe where Ivan lived with his parents when he was six.

6. Why did Charlie decide to ask Bessie to help him with Ivan?

7. What two things during Ivan's early weeks in the first grade set off any interest within him?

8. Where did Ivan and his parents go during the last winter of World War II?

9. What two sides were there to Charlie Doig?

10. Who asked Charlie and Ivan to move in with him so Ivan could start school?

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