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. Who is the only person that the Forrester men feel comfortable sharing their grief with?

2. What does Jody create with palm fronds in the woods?

3. After his father's attack, what chore does Jody complete on his own for the first time in his life?

4. What vegetable is Jody hoeing on the day that he wants to visit Fodder Wing with his new fawn?

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

2. After the fistfight, what does Oliver ask of Jody, and what is Jody's response?

3. How does Buck Forrester teach Jody to rob a bee hive?

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

5. What happens when Jody eats half-ripe berries from the woods?

6. How is Julia injured by Old Slewfoot?

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

8. How has the Baxter farm changed from the beginning of summer to the end, in August?

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

10. What does Jody do in the middle of the night after Old Slewfoot has been killed and everyone has fallen asleep?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The character of Twink plays an important role in adding conflict to the novel.

Part 1.) Describe Twink's character and explain why she was a desirable woman to the men in the novel.

Part 2.) Explain why Twink's character added conflict to the story and what the outcome of that conflict was.

Part 3.) Describe which man, either Oliver Hutto or Lem Forrester, would make a better husband for Twink and explain why.

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