Where the Red Fern Grows Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What happens to Grandpa as the dogs chase their second raccoon?

2. What is the significance of the red fern?

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

4. Where does Little Ann die?

5. What does Billy finally notice about his mother as the family discusses the hunting competition over dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the rules of the hunting competition?

2. How is the "ghost coon" able to evade the dogs?

3. What does Billy notice about the other dogs in the hunting competition?

4. Describe how Billy's dogs catch the first two raccoons of the final round of the hunting competition.

5. Describe Billy's thoughts as he travels from his grandfather's store to his family's home after finding out about the hunting competition.

6. How does Papa believe the family's prayers have been answered in Chapter 19?

7. Describe the legend of the red fern.

8. What does Billy do to try and rescue Little Ann from the freezing river?

9. Describe the struggle between Billy's dogs and the mountain lion.

10. How does Billy's family react to the news of the hunting competition?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Billy grows and changes as a character as the novel progresses. At the same time, he holds to a core set of values. Compare and contrast Billy at several different stages in his development. Be sure to cite examples from the text to support your ideas.

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