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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. After Billy's dogs have treed their first raccoon, who arrives later in the day to check on Billy?
2. What does Billy's grandfather tell Billy he will need to have to finish cutting down the tree?
3. Who does the unnamed man in Chapter 1 notice fighting as he walks home?
4. What secret does Billy's grandfather keep for him?
5. Why do the children at the playground in Tahlequah make fun of Billy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the events between the tree falling down and Billy's return home.
2. How do Billy's parents react to him asking how far it is to Kentucky? What information are they lacking?
3. What are Billy's first impressions of Tahlequah?
4. Describe what Billy and the other hunters talk about as they sell their hides in Billy's grandfather's store.
5. What measures does Papa take in Chapter 2 to help Billy deal with his overwhelming desire for two puppies?
6. Compare and contrast Old Dan and Little Ann as they are described by Billy in Chapter 10.
7. Where does the unnamed old man in Chapter 1 assume the hound lives? Why?
8. What concerns Mama about Billy's obsession with hunting?
9. What memories does the redbone hound stir up for the unnamed old man in Chapter 1?
10. In Chapter 9, what do the dogs do during the night while Billy is sleeping in his bed? How does Billy discover their actions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes Where the Red Fern Grows address is perseverance. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Friendship is an important topic in this novel. Discuss the ways friendship is presented in the book. Then discuss the message the author is trying to make about friendships. In other words, what is his view of friendships? What does he think is important in a friendship. Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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