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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 visit his grandfather's store on the day he encounters the Pritchard boys?
2. When did Billy return to the Ozarks to visit the dogs' graves?
3. Which night does Billy draw to hunt in the contest?
4. Why do the Pritchard boys refuse to give Billy his money back?
5. Why does Billy pay the Pritchard boys $2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Rainie Pritchard suggest that Billy should accept that his dogs cannot catch the "ghost coon"?
2. Describe the exchange that takes place between Billy, Grandpa and the Pritchard boys.
3. What do Papa and Billy do upon returning home from the hunting competition? How does the family react?
4. Describe the legend of the red fern.
5. How does Billy's family react to the news of the hunting competition?
6. What does Mr. Benson tell Billy that concerns him? What does Billy discover is actually true?
7. How does Papa believe the family's prayers have been answered in Chapter 19?
8. What does Billy notice about the other dogs in the hunting competition?
9. What does Billy do to prepare for the final round of the hunting competition?
10. Years after leaving the Ozarks, what does Billy imagine he would find if he should ever visit the dogs' graves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Setting is important to the plot in this novel. Select three of the settings in the novel and discuss how they influence the plot and character development. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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