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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. Why does Lem Forrester throw Penny against the wall?
2. While searching the woods, what animal do the men discover has migrated north?
3. In a rare moment of affection, what does Jody say to his mother before he leaves to hunt with the Forrester men?
4. Why doesn't Old Julia follow the yearling tracks that Penny finds in the woods?
5. After Penny injures himself uprooting the tree stump, why won't he call for Doc Wilson?
Short Essay Questions
1. After hunting the wolves in the woods, why must Penny put all his trust in Buck Forrester?
2. What is the response to Jody's ability at planting the tobacco seeds?
3. What prompts Jody to change his opinion of Twink?
4. How does Penny propose that they get the fabric Ma requested for her Christmas dress?
5. Describe the events directly contributing to Flag's death.
6. What happens to the Baxter family's crops during the seven-day storm?
7. While hunting for the wolves, why do Penny and Lem get into a fight over a buck?
8. What are Jody's final thoughts at the close of the novel?
9. What plan does Jody concoct to try to save Flag from being shot?
10. What happens when Jody is asked to pen Flag?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As the novel progresses, Jody's relationship to the animals in the woods changes. Define three different relationships that Jody has with animals in his woods and describe the ways that Jody's relationship with those animals changes as his character matures.
Essay Topic 2
Buck Forrester enters the Baxter family's life as a beacon of light. Gradually, as the novel progresses, that light begins to fade. Describe how Buck Forrester functions as a beacon of light and explain how the changing character of Buck Forrester signals to the reader that darkness is quickly approaching the Baxter family.
Essay Topic 3
When the wolves enter the Baxter family land, they cause chaos in the family.
Part 1.) Describe the way that the wolves directly affect life for the Baxters on the farm.
Part 2.) Compare/contrast the ways that the Baxters and the Forresters propose to get rid of the wolves and the conflict that arises due to their disagreement.
Part 3.) Explain the aftereffects of killing the wolves on both the people and animals involved.
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