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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Billy do to try and gain an advantage on his night of hunting in the contest?
(a) Take his father and grandfather along hunting.
(b) Move out of the over-hunted area.
(c) Encourage the dogs.
(d) Give the dogs a pep talk.

2. What event causes Little Ann to become sickly and weak?
(a) Old Dan's death.
(b) Billy's illness.
(c) The mountain lion's attack.
(d) The end of hunting season.

3. Where does Little Ann find the "ghost coon" after Billy believes the bet is over?
(a) In a hollowed out gatepost.
(b) In a hollowed out tree.
(c) Down near the river.
(d) In the ghost tree.

4. Why does Billy visit his grandfather's store on the day he encounters the Pritchard boys?
(a) He is purchasing hunting supplies.
(b) He is getting a sack of corn milled for his mother.
(c) He is visiting his grandfather.
(d) He is dropping off pelts to be sold at the store.

5. What does Papa believe would have prevented Billy from moving with the family at the end of the book?
(a) Hunting with the dogs.
(b) His grief over the dogs' deaths.
(c) A desire to stay near the river.
(d) A desire to stay near the dogs' graves.

6. What happens to Grandpa as the dogs chase their second raccoon?
(a) He is unable to keep up with the group.
(b) He is stricken by laughter.
(c) He becomes ill.
(d) He falls into the river.

7. Where does Billy's family move to in Chapter 19?
(a) The city.
(b) A home closer to town.
(c) Town.
(d) The Ozark Mountains.

8. What challenge emerges at the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) It grows dark.
(b) It begins sleeting.
(c) The jackpot for the contest rises.
(d) Another hunter catches a raccoon.

9. Why does Billy insist the group look for the dogs rather than wait for them to come back on their own?
(a) He knows Old Dan will never leave a treed raccoon.
(b) They are hunting in an unfamiliar area.
(c) He does not feel confident they can find their way back.
(d) He knows Little Ann will never leave a treed raccoon.

10. What does Billy finally notice about his mother as the family discusses the hunting competition over dinner?
(a) She truly loves his father.
(b) She is kind and understanding.
(c) She is pregnant.
(d) She is supportive of his hunting career.

11. What amazes the other hunters about Old Dan and Little Ann's actions after chasing the raccoon through the river?
(a) They are not tired from swimming.
(b) They do not lose the scent of the raccoon when he goes in the water.
(c) They are able to swim even though they are small.
(d) They tend to each others' wounds before continuing to hunt.

12. What does Billy find when he visits to the dogs' graves before leaving home?
(a) A sycamore tree growing up between them.
(b) A grave marker made by his father.
(c) The old KC Baking Powder can.
(d) A red fern growing up between them.

13. What is the significance of the red fern?
(a) It is rare and unusual.
(b) It is supposedly a gift from God.
(c) It is supposedly planted by an angel at the grave site of two children.
(d) It usually only grows in warm climates.

14. Why is Billy concerned about entering one of the dogs into the best looking dog contest?
(a) He believes they are too small.
(b) He is afraid of losing the contest.
(c) He does not want to hurt the feelings of either dog.
(d) He is not concerned about their looks, only their hunting abilities.

15. Who becomes separated from the group during the storm?
(a) Grandpa.
(b) Billy.
(c) Papa.
(d) The judge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Billy's grandfather tell the boy he must bring with him to the hunting contest?

2. Which of the following is NOT something Billy believes would be at the dogs' grave sites years later?

3. Where do the dogs chase a raccoon to in Chapter 11?

4. How many raccoons do Billy and the dogs catch during the hunting contest?

5. Which night does Billy draw to hunt in the contest?

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