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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On the ferry ride across the river, what does Jody think about?
(a) Twink's beauty.
(b) The way his father has changed.
(c) Fodder Wing's animals.
(d) Oliver's imperfections.

2. How many babies did Penny Baxter and his wife bury before Jody was born?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Eight.

3. What alcoholic beverage do all but Jody drink at the Forrester home?
(a) Malt beer.
(b) Moonshine.
(c) Black whiskey.
(d) Grape wine.

4. What does Penny say about Jody after the fistfight?
(a) That he has earned the right to own his own pet.
(b) That he has acted childishly.
(c) That he has become a man.
(d) That he will be punished severely.

5. What type of albino animal is caught in Penny's trap?
(a) An eagle.
(b) A mouse.
(c) A raccoon.
(d) A squirrel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Buck considers what animals to be vandals in the cornfield?

2. As Jody watches the animal with its young, what does he realize about nature?

3. How many dogs does the Baxter family own?

4. What animal from the Baxter family farm was killed by Old Slewfoot?

5. What part of Old Slewfoot's body is offered to Buck Forrester to take home to his ailing family member?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Penny realizes that the hogs are missing, what does he do?

2. After living through the fistfight, what does Jody realize about Oliver Hutto?

3. What happens during the middle of the night, prompting Ma Baxter to ban Flag from entering the house?

4. Why are the Baxter and Forrester men glad that Fodder Wing is not alive to prowl the woods with them?

5. How does Penny propose that they get the fabric Ma requested for her Christmas dress?

6. How does the Baxter family prepare the buck that Penny shoots with his new gun?

7. After hunting the wolves in the woods, why must Penny put all his trust in Buck Forrester?

8. How is Penny coping with his groin injury at the time of Flag's bad behavior?

9. How is the Baxter family's limestone sinkhole divided?

10. What does Jody realize when he visits Fodder Wing's collection of pets after Fodder Wing's death?

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