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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the man do at Burden Creek?
(a) Takes some soil samples of the creek bed.
(b) Puts a chemical in the water.
(c) Checks for radiation.
(d) Takes a bath.

2. What does Ann hope?
(a) The calf will keep the cow from getting uncomfortable with too much milk.
(b) The Creek is no longer radioactive.
(c) The cows will be too skittish to get near the man.
(d) Faro will not show up.

3. About what was Ann correct, much to Loomis' dismay?
(a) The tractor being unrepairable.
(b) The garden being about as big as she could handle.
(c) The gas pumps being inoperative.
(d) The radiation levels in the Creek.

4. What does Faro point to in the field?
(a) A dove.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A quail.
(d) A grouse.

5. From where is the pond fed?
(a) A well that is not capped.
(b) Burden Creek.
(c) Ann does not know.
(d) An underground spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. About how far is Claypole Ridge?

2. What does the man notice in Burden Creek?

3. With what information does the book open in the first sentence?

4. What would Ann like to have in a church if she ever got married?

5. Who was supposed to stay with Ann when her parents went exploring?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ann think someone is coming to her valley?

2. What happens that convinces Ann that the man knows nothing about farm life and what is her response?

3. How does Mr. Loomis seem later that evening, and what does Ann give him?

4. Explain why Ann is alone in the valley.

5. Why does Ann bring Loomis into her home?

6. Who is the stranger and what was his job before the war?

7. How does Loomis manage to survive on his long journey walking from New York?

8. What does the man say possibly happened to Ann's family?

9. Why doesn't Ann think the arriving stranger is in a car and what does she think about what he is bringing?

10. Why is the man there?

(see the answer keys)

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