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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why do the children at the playground in Tahlequah make fun of Billy?
(a) He is not attending school.
(b) They can tell he lives in another state.
(c) They say he looks like a hillbilly because he is not wearing shoes.
(d) His hair needs to be cut.
2. What does Billy like to do for fun in Chapter 2?
(a) Raise puppies.
(b) Tease his sisters.
(c) Track raccoons.
3. Why does Billy feel badly for scolding Little Ann when they return to the sycamore tree in Chapter 9?
(a) He sees that she also returned to the tree during the night.
(b) She is the more sensitive of the two dogs.
(c) She looks sad and despondent.
(d) He realizes she is responsible for finding the coon.
4. Why does Billy choose the particular names for the puppies that he does?
(a) He saw them in an old sportsman's magazine.
(b) His sisters choose the names.
(c) He sees them carved on a tree at the campsite where he found the sportsman's magazine.
(d) They are his grandparents' names.
5. How long does it take Billy to catch his first raccoon in the traps?
(a) Exactly one week.
(b) More than a month.
(c) More than a week.
(d) One day.
6. Why does Billy's mother punish him in Chapter 7?
(a) For taking a tin can from the junk pile without permission.
(b) For going hunting without permission.
(c) For using her good scissors to cut a tin can.
(d) For leaving to pick up the puppies without telling her.
7. Why does the unnamed man in Chapter 1 leave his gate open?
(a) In case the dog returns.
(b) To welcome visitors.
(c) To allow the dog to roam freely.
(d) To allow other dogs to take refuge in his yard.
8. What does the unnamed man in Chapter 1 conclude about the dog after noticing his paws are worn?
(a) He has walked through the woods.
(b) He has traveled a long way.
(c) He has been taken hunting many times.
(d) He has been abused.
9. What compromise is Billy willing to make because of his parents' financial difficulties?
(a) He tells his parents he will wait to get the puppies.
(b) He agrees to stop asking for the puppies.
(c) He asks for only one hound puppy.
(d) He is willing to take on a part time job.
10. Where does Billy's family live when he is ten?
(a) In the Appalachian Mountains.
(b) In Texas.
(c) In the Ozark Mountains.
(d) In Idaho.
11. What does Billy do with the money he earns from hunting?
(a) He gives it to his mother.
(b) He gives it to his father.
(c) He spends it on hunting supplies.
(d) He pays off his debts to his grandfather.
12. What fear must Billy help the puppies overcome?
(a) A fear of raccoons.
(b) A fear of trees.
(c) A fear of dark places.
(d) A fear of water.
13. What is unique about the area that Billy's family lives in when he is young?
(a) It is the best hunting land in the country.
(b) It is remote.
(c) It is isolated and rural.
(d) It is near a river.
14. After purchasing the puppies, who does Billy credit with his good fortune in Chapter 6?
(a) His grandfather.
(c) His father.
15. What does the individual who visits Billy in the afternoon after his pups have treed their first raccoon bring him?
(a) Fresh clothes.
(c) A new ax blade.
(d) Lunch and a meal for the dogs.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Billy when he tries to join in with the activity the children at the playground in Tahlequah are participating in?
2. What does Billy trap in his new hunting traps in Chapter 2?
3. What does Billy's grandfather suggest in Chapter 9 the boy do to keep the coon in the tree while he goes home to rest?
4. In Chapter 5, what does Billy see the train stationmaster doing that gives him the courage to enter the depot?
5. Why does Billy's grandfather believe the price of coonskins will increase?
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