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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 the Indian tribes retreat to in the early years of settlement after leaving the area where Ivan and his father lived?
(a) Idaho.
(b) Beyond the Missouri River.
(c) Wyoming.
(d) Colorado.

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

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

4. How many bands of sheep did Ivan's father take on for McGrath?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How tall was Ivan's father?

2. Where did Charlie and Ivan return to live after Berneta died?

3. How often were Ivan's parents supposed to move when they were on the forest reserve?

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

5. What creek can be heard from the cabin where Ivan and his parents lived?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Bessie marry Tom Ringer?

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

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

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

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

8. Why were the clockless mountain summers over for Charlie Doig when Berneta had died?

9. Why was it hard for Ivan when he and his father stayed with Ivan's Uncle Angus and his family?

10. When did Bessie break her marriage?

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