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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 while searching for Old Dan in the storm?
2. Who does Billy's grandfather hold partly responsible for Rubin's death?
3. What does Billy finally notice about his mother as the family discusses the hunting competition over dinner?
4. Where does Little Ann find the "ghost coon" after Billy believes the bet is over?
5. How does Billy prepare Little Ann for the beauty contest?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the rules of the hunting competition?
2. Describe Billy's thoughts as he travels from his grandfather's store to his family's home after finding out about the hunting competition.
3. How does Papa believe the family's prayers have been answered in Chapter 19?
4. Years after leaving the Ozarks, what does Billy imagine he would find if he should ever visit the dogs' graves?
5. Describe the exchange that takes place between Billy, Grandpa and the Pritchard boys.
6. Describe the role Old Blue plays in Chapter 13.
7. Describe the struggle between Billy's dogs and the mountain lion.
8. What warnings do Billy's father and grandfather give him about hunting in bad weather?
9. Describe the legend of the red fern.
10. Why does Rainie Pritchard suggest that Billy should accept that his dogs cannot catch the "ghost coon"?
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 man. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Billy goes through several rites of passage in this novel. Describe at least two events that help usher him into adulthood. Then discuss how these events help make him a "man." Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
One of the themes Where the Red Fern Grows address is love and loyalty. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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