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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 Penny explain that it was necessary to lie to Oliver Hutto?
2. Where is Jody meant to get the supplies for the fence around the corn crop?
3. Which character leaves a note posted to his door stating that he has migrated to the ocean and plans to stay drunk for the duration of the storm?
4. Why are the Baxter men called to hunt with the Forresters after they initially declined?
5. Why doesn't Old Julia follow the yearling tracks that Penny finds in the woods?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens during the middle of the night, prompting Ma Baxter to ban Flag from entering the house?
2. What happens to the Baxter family's crops during the seven-day storm?
3. Why are the Baxter and Forrester men glad that Fodder Wing is not alive to prowl the woods with them?
4. What is the response to Oliver Hutto and Twink's return from the steamship?
5. How does it happen that Jody kills his first bear?
6. After Flag dies, how does Jody plan to escape to Boston?
7. According to Penny, why is it necessary to lie to Oliver Hutto about the origins of Grandma Hutto's house fire, and what is Ma Baxter's response to the explanation?
8. What are Jody's final thoughts at the close of the novel?
9. What prompts Jody to change his opinion of Twink?
10. How does the family react to seeing the first frost of the year?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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