The Yearling Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Forresters do to the Huttos in retaliation for Oliver's wedding to Twink?

2. During what month of the year does Penny begin all his planting for the upcoming harvest?

3. When Ma attempts to shoot Flag, where does she hit him?

4. What crop of the Baxter family is described as "rotting in the ground"?

5. After Christmas, how often do the Forrester brothers ride past the Baxter farm.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the opening chapter, Jody Baxter proclaims his three life's desires. Briefly describe each of the three desires that Jody has for his life and explain how, through the course of the novel, he accomplishes each one.

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, Jody experiences two major losses: the death of Fodder Wing and the death of Flag. Describe how each death affected Jody's character and how each death propelled him toward his maturation into manhood.

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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