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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 was the single room called that Ivan qualified for when he was in college?
(a) The Broom closet.
(b) Shoe.
(c) The Box.
(d) The Closet.

2. How many new students were there at Ivan's new high school?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

3. How many days of the year did Gertie Chadwick keep her cafe open?
(a) 364 1/2 days.
(b) 350 days.
(c) 360 days.
(d) 363 days.

4. How many acres was the Jensen ranch?
(a) 2,500 acres.
(b) 1,500 acres.
(c) 5,100 acres.
(d) 4,000 acres.

5. About how many sheep did Bessie and Ivan lose while Charlie was off helping McGrath?
(a) About 15.
(b) 5.
(c) About 20.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. What river carved the southern boundary of the grazing land for the sheep on the reservation?

2. What would Charlie and Ivan shoot to eat when they were on the reservation range?

3. As Ivan drove himself and Bessie back to the reservation range after a week away, how many years did he realize that he, Charlie, and Bessie had managed to stay together?

4. When was Dupuyer first settled?

5. How many weeks before McGrath offered Charlie the job on another ranch had Ivan started high school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was wrong with the sheep when Charlie was off fencing?

2. What did Ivan make to help with herding the sheep to the reservation range?

3. Describe Dupuyer.

4. If Charlie and Bessie parted ways, why would Ivan choose to live with his father?

5. What was Ivan's pattern of life while he was in White Sulphur Springs and Bessie and Charlie were on the Camas ranch?

6. What did Ivan decide to do about college?

7. What did a sheepwagon look like?

8. What happened that made Ivan decide he never wanted anything to do with sheep again during the second summer of herding the sheep on the reservation range?

9. What was it like sharing the trailer house when Charlie, Bessie, and Ivan were on the reservation range?

10. Why did Charlie leave Bessie and Ivan alone to herd the sheep?

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