Across Five Aprils
Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
What does Ross Milton mean when he says peace will not be a "perfect pearl?" Is he right?
How does Hunt represent the war in her book?
How does President Lincoln shape Jethro's growth?
What is the role of women in the war?
How do Jethro's views of education change or progress throughout the text?
If Bill returned home after the war, how do you think the Creightons would react? How would the town react?
If Jethro were old enough, do you think he would have chosen to fight in the war? For which side, and why?
What is the role of public opinion in the war?
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