The Yearling Test | Mid-Book 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 type of tree does Fodder Wing claim resembles a Spaniard mounting his horse?

2. While hunting for Grandma Hutto, how many bucks do Penny and Jody kill?

3. How does Jody react when he first sees the Spaniard in the trees?

4. Which of the following is NOT used as a description of Oliver Hutto?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Fodder Wing earn his nickname, and what was the result of his accident?

2. What happens during Fodder Wing's burial service?

3. What significant even happened when Jody Baxter was two years old?

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

5. After holding the buck skin, what realization does Jody make about his relationship with the animals on his family's land?

6. How does Oliver react to hearing the news that Lem Forrester has claimed Twink as his sweetheart?

7. After Fodder Wing's death, what does Jody realize about nature?

8. What happens when Jody goes swimming at Grandma Hutto's house?

9. While Penny and Jody are hunting for Grandma Hutto, a buck is killed. Describe both Jody's and Penny's roles in the buck's death.

10. What do Jody and Mill Wheel discuss while they are out in the woods searching for the fawn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, all three literary conflicts arise: man versus self, man versus man, and man versus nature. Choose which form of literary conflict you believe to be the strongest in the novel and explain why, citing at least three examples of this form of conflict.

Essay Topic 2

The title of the novel is "The Yearling," a title that can be taken two ways. Explain how the title of the novel could be describing Jody's life or Flag's life and how Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings parallels the two coming-of-age stories throughout the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, there are many times that the Baxters lose their animals and crops. Choose two instances in which the Baxters were set back in their profits. Describe each instance and explain how this loss affected the Baxters directly.

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