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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. What is Jody afraid of when he sees that the corn he planted is beginning to germinate?
2. Where is Jody meant to get the supplies for the fence around the corn crop?
3. What is Buck Forrester's response to his brother's accusation of Penny Baxter?
4. After Christmas, what is Jody's main winter chore?
5. How big is the alligator that Penny hunts down by the watering hole and plans to smoke for dog food?
Short Essay Questions
1. While hunting for the wolves, why do Penny and Lem get into a fight over a buck?
2. What is the response to Jody's ability at planting the tobacco seeds?
3. What happens during the middle of the night, prompting Ma Baxter to ban Flag from entering the house?
4. What plan does Jody concoct to try to save Flag from being shot?
5. What happens when Jody is asked to pen Flag?
6. 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?
7. Why does Jody view stormy weather as a particularly nostalgic time of his life?
8. Why does Buck Forrester keep the hide of Old Slewfoot, and what is the reaction to his plan?
9. How does Jody know that Flag is maturing in the yearling phase of his life?
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
After Flag's death, Jody decides that running away from his family is the best option.
Part 1.) Describe Jody's plans to run away and how he will execute those plans.
Part 2.) Explain the emotions that Jody felt when he was running away and his motivations for wanting to leave his family behind.
Part 3.) Describe the lessons that Jody learned while he was on the run and what his conclusions about life with his family were.
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
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.
This section contains 1,005 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)