A Gathering of Days Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Joan W. Blos
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 120 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Gathering of Days Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Joan W. Blos
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 120 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 Mrs. Shipman send to Mrs. Nelson?
(a) Bandages.
(b) Food.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) Milk.

2. What is different about the writing book when Catherine finds it?
(a) Someone has written a note inside the cover.
(b) All the inside pages are missing.
(c) The front and back covers are ripped off.
(d) All the pages have been written on.

3. Who becomes ill when the temperature drops?
(a) Cassie.
(b) Matty.
(c) Mr. Hall.
(d) Catherine.

4. What type of feast do the Halls have at their home?
(a) Barn raising.
(b) Harvest.
(c) Christmas.
(d) New Year's.

5. What does Lucy bring with her in trunks?
(a) Herbs.
(b) Garments and sewing accessories.
(c) Books.
(d) Pots and pans.

Short Answer Questions

1. From whose home does Mr. Holt move?

2. Who visits the Hall family and brings stories in a newspaper?

3. How is the weather in Chapter 5?

4. To whom does the Russian Count repay his debt?

5. Catherine finds a note that tells her to ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Catherine see in one of Mr. Holt's newspapers that particularly upsets her?

2. How does the author use a flashback to give a glimpse into the Halls' life before Mrs. Hall died?

3. How does the Hall family spend its first Thanksgiving since the death of Mrs. Hall?

4. What spooky story does Mr. Hall tell that foreshadows events in the woods?

5. What job are men involved in as Chapter 9 begins?

6. Uncle Jack and Mr. Hall are both against slavery but have different views on how to address it. What are their conflicting views on a solution?

7. What is the first journal entry in the book and by whom is it written?

8. What memories and feelings are stirred up as Matty turns 8?

9. What do Asa and Catherine decide to do when they determine that the phantom is a runaway slave?

10. How does Mr. Holt's style of teaching put him in trouble with the townspeople?

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