This Tender Land Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

William Kent Krueger
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, how long had Andrew Frost been dead?

2. What type of vehicle did Mrs. Frost drive in Chapter 2?

3. What was another name that Jack mentioned to the policeman in Chapter 16?

4. In Chapter 15, what song did the wild pig scarer want to hear?

5. In Chapter 14, how far were Mose and Emmy from where Albert and Odie left them?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Odie feel about shooting Jack?

2. In the Prologue, what does Odie say about the story he is about to tell?

3. In Chapter 19, what work did the boys do for the pig scarer?

4. What was painted on the water tower and who painted it in Chapter 7?

5. In Chapter 6, why did Mrs. Frost want Albert, Odie, and Moss to spend the summer with her?

6. Why did Mose not speak?

7. How did DiMarco die?

8. How did Odie and the others get his harmonica and Emmy before they left?

9. What did DiMarco do to Odie when Odie stood up for Billy Red Sleeve?

10. What did the man Odie called the wild pig scarer do when he found the boys and Emmy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When students misbehaved, they were put in what was called the quiet room. How often was Odie locked in the quiet room? What did the room come to represent for him?

Essay Topic 2

Analogies are used to compare an unfamiliar object or idea to a familiar one in an attempt to explain the unfamiliar. How does the author use analogies in the book? How do analogies help readers understand unfamiliar ideas in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Odie referred to God as a tornado. Why did Odie refer to God as a tornado? Did the experiences that Odie had change his view of God?

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