Milton Hershey Chapter 13 - Heading West (P123-131)

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Milton Hershey Chapter 13 - Heading West (P123-131)

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since Milton can't get out of bed the next day, Fanny calls the doctor. The doctor said Milton had a mental breakdown. Fanny is furious and blames Milton's illness on his father.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Milton is frustrated because the doctor says he needs quiet and no stress to get better. What are two things that keep him from getting better? 
    • A. 

      His parents are always fighting downstairs.

    • B. 

      His bed is not comfortable so he can't sleep.

    • C. 

      He is worried that Harry Ledkicher and Aunt Mattie can't handle the business without him.

    • D. 

      His father is always giving him cough drops.

  • 3. 
    Milton's father comes to his room one day to ask him for money. He proposes Milton buy his cabinet business for $350. Henry wants to go out west to make his fortune by 
    • A. 

      Mining for gold

    • B. 

      Starting a cattle ranch

    • C. 

      Mining for silver

    • D. 

      Searching for diamonds and precious stones

  • 4. 
    Milton feels relief about his father leaving because he has caused too many problems.  Milton gives him the money to travel by asking his uncles to send him more money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Milton tries writing to his uncles for more money but there is no answer. Aunt Mattie goes instead to see if they will give him more money and they agree to send enough money for the next year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Milton Hershey sells the business and equipment for two major reasons.
    • A. 

      People don't like chocolates so much in Philadelphia.

    • B. 

      They need to find a place that is less competitive.

    • C. 

      The money they raise will be enough to start another shop in a cheaper location.

    • D. 

      The taxes are cheaper in other parts of Pennsylvania.

  • 7. 
    In March 1882, Milton moves out of the shop.  His cousins Rohrer and Stoner help them carry everything to the wagon and they all move back to Lancaster. Milton wants Harry Lebkicher to come with them but after taking "a long look at Mattie," he said no. From this passage, we learn that Harry
    • A. 

      Didn't like Mattie that much.

    • B. 

      Didn't care about them at all.

    • C. 

      Liked Mattie very much and would have gone if she married him.

    • D. 

      Only liked doing his work in the city.

  • 8. 
    Milton was very uncomfortable living with his uncles who didn't laugh and only talked about business. He understood how his father felt all those years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Milton receives a letter from his father and decides to go West too.  He knows that his mother and aunt won't like it but he has three reasons.
    • A. 

      He would get rich and not have to work again.

    • B. 

      He would get away from his uncles.

    • C. 

      The dry air might help his lungs.

    • D. 

      He might have some adventures.

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