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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. Which of the following is NOT used as a description of Oliver Hutto?
2. When the Baxter hogs were returned, what was included as a supposed peace offering?
3. What type of tree does Fodder Wing claim resembles a Spaniard mounting his horse?
4. What does Jody create with palm fronds in the woods?
5. What unusual animal does the Baxter family have drying in their smoke house?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do each of Jody's parents react to the fact that he has been rambling in the woods all morning rather than doing his chores?
2. How does Buck Forrester teach Jody to rob a bee hive?
3. Jody and his father have what reaction to Fodder Wing's baby raccoon?
4. What happens when Jody eats half-ripe berries from the woods?
5. 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.
6. What significant even happened when Jody Baxter was two years old?
7. What reaction does Jody have when Old Slewfoot kills the Baxter family's pregnant sow?
8. How does the Baxter family prepare the buck that Penny shoots with his new gun?
9. How is Julia injured by Old Slewfoot?
10. How is Jody injured during the fight between Oliver Hutto and the Forrester men?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Throughout the novel, the colorful language of the farmers in both the Baxter and Forrester families comes to life. Choose one farm saying or figure of speech used by one of the characters and explain what it means. Then, explain how that figure of speech characterizes the speaker who used it and how the saying relates to the plot of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
In the opening chapters of the novel, the theme of boyhood is presented. Compare/contrast the boyhood that Jody experiences in the novel with the boyhood his father, Penny, remembers. Then, explain the ways that Penny's remembered boyhood affects the way that he deals with his son during that same age range.
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