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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Billy use as a piggy bank?
(a) An old baking powder can.
(b) An old sock.
(c) A jar.
(d) An old soda can.

2. How old is Billy when his first hunting season opens?
(a) 16.
(b) 13.
(c) 11.
(d) 14.

3. Why does Old Dan run up a hollow tree during a hunt?
(a) To chase a raccoon that is in the tree.
(b) To get a better view of the raccoon running away.
(c) To follow the scent of a raccoon.
(d) To chase Little Ann.

4. Why does Old Dan leave Billy's home during the night in Chapter 9?
(a) To return to the tree where the coon is.
(b) To find Little Ann.
(c) To swim in the river.
(d) To track another coon.

5. What does Billy see for the first time in the general store window in Chapter 4?
(a) His puppies.
(b) A double-barreled gun.
(c) A buggy.
(d) A pair of shoes.

6. What does Billy do each morning when he returns home from hunting?
(a) Cares for the dogs' feet.
(b) Goes to work in the fields with his father.
(c) Eats breakfast and goes to bed.
(d) Helps his mother with chores.

7. Based on the unnamed man's actions at the end of Chapter 1, what is likely to be the focus of the Chapter 2?
(a) A flashback to the man's childhood.
(b) The man's daily routine.
(c) The man's search for the redbone hound.
(d) A flashback to the man's marriage.

8. What does Billy observe the boys at the playground in Tahlequah doing that he wants to try for himself?
(a) Swinging on the swings.
(b) Sliding down a pipe.
(c) Playing ball.
(d) Seesawing.

9. What is unique about the area that Billy's family lives in when he is young?
(a) It is isolated and rural.
(b) It is remote.
(c) It is near a river.
(d) It is the best hunting land in the country.

10. What event helps Mama understand why Billy is determined to cut down "The Big Tree"?
(a) Billy's aching muscles.
(b) Little Ann's return to the tree during the night.
(c) Billy's faith in God.
(d) Old Dan's return to the tree during the night.

11. What does Billy do with the money he earns from hunting?
(a) He gives it to his mother.
(b) He pays off his debts to his grandfather.
(c) He gives it to his father.
(d) He spends it on hunting supplies.

12. What did Billy bring to Tahlequah to carry the puppies home in?
(a) A wagon.
(b) A gunny sack.
(c) A backpack.
(d) A box.

13. How does the boy dog demonstrate his courage in this chapter?
(a) He protects Billy and the girl puppy
(b) He chases a raccoon
(c) He barks at the cries of a mountain lion
(d) He chases a mountain lion

14. Why does the unnamed man in Chapter 1 leave his gate open?
(a) To allow the dog to roam freely.
(b) To welcome visitors.
(c) To allow other dogs to take refuge in his yard.
(d) In case the dog returns.

15. What does Billy discover about the dogs when he wakes in the morning in Chapter 9?
(a) The dogs are as tired as he is.
(b) Old Dan is missing.
(c) Little Ann is missing.
(d) The dogs are more determined than he is.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Billy's father discover he had traveled to Tahlequah to pick up the puppies?

2. What is significant about what Billy finds at the campsite?

3. How many years has it been since the unnamed man in Chapter 1 first met his two dogs?

4. Why does the general store owner offer Billy a pair of shoes?

5. What does the individual who visits Billy in the afternoon after his pups have treed their first raccoon bring him?

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