Milton Hershey Chapter 3 – The Sounds Of War (P 22 – 31)

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Milton Hershey Young Chocolatier


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Milton wakes up one morning to find his father missing and he is very scared. His father returns holding a newspaper, why?

    • A.

      He wants to know what the price of butter is at the market.

    • B.

      He had business in town, so he got the paper.

    • C.

      He wants to know information about the war.

    • D.

      The newspaper had ads for jobs and he needed one.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to know information about the war.
    Explanation
    Milton's father returns holding a newspaper because he wants to know information about the war. This suggests that the father is concerned about the current events and wants to stay updated on the war situation. It implies that the father is interested in the news and wants to be well-informed about the ongoing conflict.

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  • 2. 

    The war was in the city of York the day before and the Union Army burned the Susquehanna bridge in order to keep the Southern army from coming into Pennsylvania.  According to Henry Hershey, the burning of the bridge explained 

    • A.

      The smell of fire in the area

    • B.

      The glow in the sky they saw the night before

    • C.

      The noise of gunshots in the area

    • D.

      The people leaving town

    Correct Answer
    B. The glow in the sky they saw the night before
    Explanation
    According to Henry Hershey, the burning of the bridge explained the glow in the sky they saw the night before.

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  • 3. 

    Henry told Milton that they must be ready for anything.  Milton decided to go to his room and put all his coins into a coffee can and bury it in the yard. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because Milton's decision to put all his coins into a coffee can and bury it in the yard shows that he is taking Henry's advice seriously and wants to be prepared for any situation. By burying his coins, Milton is ensuring that he has a hidden stash of money that can be accessed if needed. This action reflects his understanding of the importance of being ready for unexpected events.

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  • 4. 

    On July 1st the battle had begun. Milton was afraid.  His mother hugged him to make him feel better. Then he went outside to put his ear to the ground. What did he hear?

    • A.

      People running in all directions to escape the soldiers

    • B.

      Horses and cattle running down the roads

    • C.

      The distant sounds of cannons and gunshots

    • D.

      Trains coming down the tracks with more soldiers

    Correct Answer
    C. The distant sounds of cannons and gunshots
    Explanation
    Milton went outside to put his ear to the ground because he wanted to listen for any sounds that would give him information about the battle. The option "The distant sounds of cannons and gunshots" is the correct answer because it indicates that Milton heard the sounds of warfare happening in the distance. This suggests that the battle had indeed begun and there was fighting taking place. The other options do not mention anything about the battle or warfare, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Most Mennonites believed in the abolition of slavery. They wanted slavery to end as it was not part of their religion, but fighting and killing other people were against their religion, too. Milton was too young to fight.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that most Mennonites believed in the abolition of slavery, which means they wanted slavery to end. It also mentions that fighting and killing were against their religion, and since Milton was too young to fight, it implies that he supports the belief of ending slavery. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    Henry Hershey told his neighbors and friends they were not leaving the farm. He said that if they left, his mother would want to take the smelly chickens. Henry would rather stay than ride in a wagon with the chickens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because Henry Hershey told his neighbors and friends that they were not leaving the farm. He mentioned that if they left, his mother would want to take the smelly chickens. Henry expressed his preference to stay rather than ride in a wagon with the chickens. Therefore, it can be concluded that Henry and his family decided to stay on the farm.

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  • 7. 

    Milton Hershey preferred their life on the farm because Sarena and Milton could play outside, drink free water from the ground, eat a lot, and chickens smelled better than Titusville. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Milton Hershey preferred life on the farm because it allowed him and Sarena to play outside, have access to free water, eat a lot, and enjoy the pleasant smell of chickens. This implies that Milton Hershey found joy and satisfaction in the simple and natural aspects of farm life, making the statement true.

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  • 8. 

    Milton never saw a Southern Soldier because the armies fought at Gettysburg. According to Henry Hershey it was a turning point  in the war because so many soldiers died. How many soldiers died?

    • A.

      Thousands on the Southern side and hundreds on the Union side

    • B.

      Thousands on both sides

    • C.

      Millions on both sides

    • D.

      Millions on the Southern side and thousands on the Union side

    Correct Answer
    B. Thousands on both sides
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thousands on both sides." The explanation for this answer is that the question asks about the number of soldiers who died at Gettysburg, which was a turning point in the war according to Henry Hershey. The answer states that thousands of soldiers died on both the Southern and Union sides, indicating that the casualties were significant but not in the millions.

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  • 9. 

    Milton hid his money very well.  Where did Milton hide his money?

    • A.

      Between the corn and beans

    • B.

      By the tomatoes

    • C.

      He forgot the place in the garden

    • D.

      Near the potatoes

    Correct Answer
    C. He forgot the place in the garden
    Explanation
    Milton hid his money so well that he forgot the exact location in the garden. This suggests that he intentionally concealed it in a place that was difficult to find, but unfortunately, he himself cannot remember where he hid it.

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  • 10. 

    Milton’s mother told him to grow his money 

    • A.

      By earning it because money doesn’t grow on trees

    • B.

      By working hard and saving it

    • C.

      By planting it and writing down where it is

    • D.

      By saving it, not planting it

    Correct Answer
    D. By saving it, not planting it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by saving it, not planting it". This means that Milton's mother advised him to grow his money by saving it rather than planting it. Planting money is a metaphorical phrase meaning that money cannot be grown or multiplied easily. Therefore, the best way to increase money is by saving it instead of expecting it to magically grow.

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