Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the other hunters tease Billy about when they talk at his grandfather's store?
2. What secret does Billy's grandfather keep for him?
3. How did Billy's father discover he had traveled to Tahlequah to pick up the puppies?
4. What does Billy do to gather strength when he believes he can no longer chop the tree down?
5. What impresses the Tahlequah marshal about Billy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Billy so committed to cutting down the sycamore tree?
2. What does Billy do to try and rescue Little Ann from the freezing river?
3. Why is Billy confused by the Tahlequah townspeople's reactions to his actions and appearance?
4. Describe Billy's shopping experience in the general store in Tahlequah.
5. What surprises and touches Billy's grandfather in the later part of Chapter 3?
6. Describe how Little Ann outsmarts the raccoon in Chapter 8.
7. What warnings do Billy's father and grandfather give him about hunting in bad weather?
8. What are Billy's first impressions of Tahlequah?
9. What is the significance of the abandoned campsite for Billy?
10. What measures does Papa take in Chapter 2 to help Billy deal with his overwhelming desire for two puppies?
In Where the Red Fern Grows, a few minor characters have a major impact on the story line. Select one of the following minor characters to analyze: The Pritchard Boys, Mr. Benson, Mama, Papa. Discuss:
1) The personality (character traits) of this character.
2) The relationship between this minor character and the major characters in the story.
3) The impact of this character on the story line: How does s/he influence the overall story line? How would the story be different if this character was removed?
In Where the Red Fern Grows the author presents viewpoints on the themes of man vs. nature and man vs. man. Discuss the role that each of these conflicts plays in the novel. Then discuss which the author thinks is more powerful. Support your ideas with specific examples from the novel.
There are several characters who influence the person that Billy becomes. Select the two characters who you believe have the greatest impact on his development and:
1) describe each character's actions or beliefs as they relate to Billy.
2) discuss the impact of this character on Billy's life and personality.
3) discuss why you selected each particular character. What about each character made him/her more of an influence on Billy than others?
Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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