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. Who does Billy's grandfather hold partly responsible for Rubin's death?

2. Who lays next to Old Dan's dead body before it is buried?

3. Where does Little Ann die?

4. Which of the following is NOT something Billy believes would be at the dogs' grave sites years later?

5. When did Billy return to the Ozarks to visit the dogs' graves?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the exchange that takes place between Billy, Grandpa and the Pritchard boys.

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

4. What warnings do Billy's father and grandfather give him about hunting in bad weather?

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

6. Why does Rainie Pritchard suggest that Billy should accept that his dogs cannot catch the "ghost coon"?

7. What does Mr. Benson tell Billy that concerns him? What does Billy discover is actually true?

8. Describe the role Old Blue plays in Chapter 13.

9. Years after leaving the Ozarks, what does Billy imagine he would find if he should ever visit the dogs' graves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the topic Where the Red Fern Grows address is the contrast between town and rural life. Discuss what the novel has to say about this topic. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Old Dan and Little Ann share many common traits, but they are also very different. Compare and contrast the two dogs focusing both on their physical and personality traits. Be sure to cite examples from the text 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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