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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. Why does Billy become concerned when the Tahlequah marshal breaks up the fight?
2. What does the Tahlequah marshal give Billy before he leaves Tahlequah?
3. How does Billy react when the women in Tahlequah criticize him while walking through town with his puppies?
4. Why does Billy try to get the dogs to stay at home when he takes hides to his grandfather's store?
5. What does Billy trap in his new hunting traps in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. What surprises and touches Billy's grandfather in the later part of Chapter 3?
2. Describe what Billy and the other hunters talk about as they sell their hides in Billy's grandfather's store.
3. How does Billy's family react to the news of the hunting competition?
4. Years after leaving the Ozarks, what does Billy imagine he would find if he should ever visit the dogs' graves?
5. How does Billy's family help him while he is trying to cut down the giant sycamore?
6. Why does Rainie Pritchard suggest that Billy should accept that his dogs cannot catch the "ghost coon"?
7. Describe the actions Billy takes to earn enough money to purchase two hound puppies.
8. What does Billy notice about the other dogs in the hunting competition?
9. What does Mr. Benson tell Billy that concerns him? What does Billy discover is actually true?
10. Based on information in Chapter 1, why does the unnamed old man take such an interest in the redbone hound?
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes Where the Red Fern Grows address is spirituality/religion. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
The Ozark Mountains are an important setting in the novel. Discuss the significance of this setting focusing on its impact on plot and character development. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
One of the themes Where the Red Fern Grows address is man vs. nature. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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