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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How often does Mrs. Arable say Fern goes to the barn?
(a) Almost every afternoon.
(b) Once a week.
(c) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
(d) Three times a day.

2. Why does Mrs. Arable think having Wilbur go live with the Zuckermans is a good idea?
(a) Fern can walk down the road and visit Wilbur as often as she likes.
(b) Once Wilbur is sent away, Fern will forget all about him.
(c) They will promise not to kill him.
(d) Mrs. Arable thinks it is a terrible idea.

3. What does the author say Templeton would do if he could get away with it?
(a) Eat all of Wilbur's food.
(b) Rip up Charlotte's web.
(c) Steal all the eggs on the farm.
(d) Kill a gosling.

4. What does Avery think of Fern's new pet pig?
(a) He thinks it is miserable and small.
(b) He thinks it smells bad.
(c) He thinks it will be a lot of trouble.
(d) He thinks it is a beautiful specimen of a pig.

5. What does Fern say at the beginning of the book that she sees no difference between?
(a) Killing a spider and killing a little pig.
(b) Killing a full-grown pig and killing a little pig.
(c) Killing a little girl and killing a little pig.
(d) Killing a calf and killing a little pig.

6. Who is the first person to see what Charlotte has woven into her web?
(a) Lurvy.
(b) Mr. Zuckerman.
(c) Wilbur.
(d) Fern.

7. Why does Mrs. Arable say Mr. Arable is probably right to kill the pig?
(a) It will taste delicious.
(b) It is mean and will hurt the other animals.
(c) It is probably going to die anyway.
(d) The family needs the money the pig's meat will bring.

8. What happens if Wilbur gets tired when he and Fern take walks?
(a) She carries him home in her arms.
(b) She lets him rest in the grass while she climbs trees.
(c) She sits under a tree and settles him in her lap for a nap.
(d) She pushes him in her doll carriage while he sleeps.

9. Why is a manure pile a good place to keep a young pig?
(a) Pigs like flies, and a manure pile attracts many flies.
(b) Pigs like to smell terrible, and a manure pile is stinky.
(c) Pigs need warmth, and a manure pile is warm and comfortable.
(d) A manure pile is the worst place to keep a young pig.

10. What does Wilbur witness Charlotte catch in her web in Chapter 5?
(a) An ant.
(b) A mosquito.
(c) A fly.
(d) A bee.

11. What does the old sheep say happens to young pigs around Christmas time?
(a) They get murdered.
(b) They get fed extra good slops from holiday leftovers.
(c) They get left outside in the cold yard.
(d) They have wreaths of holly hung around their necks.

12. How does Wilbur escape from the yard?
(a) By knocking Mr. Zuckerman over.
(b) By squeezing through a loose board in the fence.
(c) By tunneling under the fence.
(d) By walking through an open gate.

13. What does Wilbur do to try to find his mysterious new friend?
(a) Ask Templeton if he saw anything suspicious the night before.
(b) Ask the party who addressed him the night before to give him a sign.
(c) Look under the hay and behind his food trough.
(d) Wake up each animal one by one and ask him or her if he or she is the friend.

14. What has Charlotte woven into her web?
(a) The words "WILBUR'S HOME".
(b) The words "SOME PIG".
(c) A picture of a first prize ribbon.
(d) A picture of Wilbur.

15. How many goslings hatch from the goose's eggs?
(a) Eight hatch.
(b) Ten hatch.
(c) Seven hatch.
(d) Four hatch.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mrs. Arable respond to the idea of Fern believing that animals can talk?

2. Who takes care of Wilbur's noontime feeding for Fern?

3. Why can't the goose play with Wilbur?

4. Why is Mr. Arable going to kill one of the pigs?

5. Who does Avery try to catch in the barn?

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