Across Five Aprils Final Comprehension Test

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  • 1. 
     How long does the Civil War last?
    • A. 

      Four and a half years

    • B. 

      Two years

    • C. 

      Three years

    • D. 

      Six and a half years


  • 2. 
        How did Jethro's sister Mary die?
    • A. 

      She died when her wagon turned over.

    • B. 

      She was shot.

    • C. 

      She died of disease.

    • D. 

      She did not die, she ran away.


  • 3. 
    Why does Matt Creighton not allow Jenny and Shadrach to be married?
    • A. 

      He thinks Jenny is too young.

    • B. 

      He thinks Shadrach is too young.

    • C. 

      He does not believe they really love each other.

    • D. 

      He dislikes Shadrach.


  • 4. 
      Which one of Jethro's brothers is killed during the war?
    • A. 

      Tom

    • B. 

      John

    • C. 

      Bill

    • D. 

      Eb


  • 5. 
    How does Mr.Burdow redeem himself to the Creightons?
    • A. 

      He escorts Jethro home and staves off an ambush.

    • B. 

      He apologizes for his son's behavior.

    • C. 

      He supports Bill's decision to fight for the South.

    • D. 

      He gives the Creightons a horse.


  • 6. 
    Why do men burn down the Creighton's barn and put oil in the well?
    • A. 

      They are angry because Bill is fighting with the South.

    • B. 

      They do not like Mr. Burdow.

    • C. 

      They think the Creightons are harboring deserters.

    • D. 

      These are random acts of violence.


  • 7. 
    What does Jethro do when he discovers Eb in the woods?
    • A. 

      He writes President Lincoln and asks for advice.

    • B. 

      He tells his parents.

    • C. 

      He tells the government.

    • D. 

      He ignores Eb so he does not get in trouble.


  • 8. 
    Why are the actions of Sherman's army controversial?
    • A. 

      They left the South in desolation.

    • B. 

      They let the Union troops down.

    • C. 

      They did not treat their soldiers well.

    • D. 

      They lost a crucial battle.


  • 9. 
    Why does Jenny go to Washington DC?
    • A. 

      To see Shadrach

    • B. 

      To try and find Bill

    • C. 

      To meet the President

    • D. 

      To see the city


  • 10. 
    What physical ailment does Matt Creighton have?
    • A. 

      He has a heart attack.

    • B. 

      He has a bad leg.

    • C. 

      He has terrible headaches.

    • D. 

      He has arthritis.


  • 11. 
    What is Jethro's biggest responsibility at home?
    • A. 

      He works in the fields

    • B. 

      He takes care of his nephews

    • C. 

      He gets newspapers in town

    • D. 

      He looks after Matt


  • 12. 
    Why does Jethro refuse to tell his parents about Eb?
    • A. 

      He does not want to burden them with the problem.

    • B. 

      He thinks they will turn Eb in.

    • C. 

      He thinks his parents will be angry with Eb.

    • D. 

      He thinks they will be angry with him for feeding Eb.


  • 13. 
    Who does Ross Milton rely on to help the country after the war?
    • A. 

      President Lincoln

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C. 

      The Abolitionists

    • D. 

      The Southern states


  • 14. 
    What does Bill want John to tell the family?
    • A. 

      That he did not fire the bullet that killed Tom

    • B. 

      That he loves them

    • C. 

      That he is doing okay

    • D. 

      That he regrets fighting for the South


  • 15. 
    What happens to Jethro after the war is over?
    • A. 

      He moves in with Jenny and Shad to continue his studies.

    • B. 

      He works at the paper for Ross Milton.

    • C. 

      He continues working the fields at home.

    • D. 

      He tries to become involved in politics.


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