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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who ties a string to Wilbur's tail and why?
(a) Mr. Zuckerman ties the string to fasten Wilbur to the fence so he won't wander off.
(b) Templeton ties the string so Wilbur can try to spin a web.
(c) Fern ties the string so Wilbur won't forget the upcoming County Fair.
(d) Charlotte ties the string so Wilbur can pretend to be a spider.

2. What does Wilbur do when he hears why the people are fattening him up?
(a) He yawns.
(b) He laughs.
(c) He screams.
(d) He jumps for joy.

3. How does Fern feed her new pet?
(a) With a handful of slops from breakfast.
(b) With warm milk from a baby's nursing bottle.
(c) With cold milk from a bowl.
(d) Fern's mother feeds the pet.

4. How does Templeton's rotten goose egg get broken?
(a) Avery falls on the trough and smashes the egg beneath it.
(b) Wilbur accidentally steps on it.
(c) Lurvy finds it and throws it on the trash heap.
(d) Avery finds the egg and throws it at the barn wall.

5. What does the voice Wilbur hears at the end of Chapter 4 tell him?
(a) "I can help you make a new friend."
(b) "Mr. Zuckerman is going to sell you soon."
(c) "No one will ever be your friend."
(d) "I've watched you all day and I like you."

6. What does Wilbur conclude after his adventure outside the fence?
(a) That he is really too young to go out into the world alone.
(b) That he is miserable living at the Zuckerman farm.
(c) That tomorrow he will try to escape again.
(d) That next time he will head for the woods first.

7. Before Charlotte speaks up, who is going to help Wilbur calm down after receiving the bad news?
(a) Templeton.
(b) The goose.
(c) Fern.
(d) The old sheep.

8. What does the Zuckermans' barn mostly smell of?
(a) It mostly smells of fish.
(b) It mostly smells of new rope.
(c) It mostly smells of hay.
(d) It mostly smells of manure.

9. What reason does Charlotte give Wilbur for why he doesn't need a web?
(a) It's too much of a bother to take care of.
(b) He already has a nice place to sleep.
(c) Zuckerman feeds him.
(d) He wouldn't like how bugs taste.

10. Why is Mr. Arable going to kill one of the pigs?
(a) He wants to sell the meat at market.
(b) He wants to cook it for breakfast.
(c) It has been attacking the other pigs.
(d) It is the runt of the litter.

11. Which of the following is not something Fern does when she comes to visit Wilbur?
(a) She does not listen.
(b) She does not sing.
(c) She does not watch Wilbur.
(d) She does not sit and think.

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

13. Why can't Charlotte see Wilbur as clearly as he can see her?
(a) She is too busy spinning her web to look at him.
(b) She is near-sighted.
(c) The lamb is blocking her view.
(d) He is hiding in a pile of straw.

14. What reason does Mr. Arable give for why Fern gets to keep a pig?
(a) He has been promising to give her a pet for a long time.
(b) She was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of an injustice.
(c) Mr. Arable is trying to teach her a lesson about responsibility.
(d) It is time for her to help out around the household.

15. Which of the following is not a defense Charlotte offers for her way of life -- catching bugs and eating them?
(a) If she didn't eat flies and bugs, they would grow so numerous they would destroy the earth.
(b) Flies and bugs are what come to her.
(c) The other spiders will make fun of her if she doesn't eat bugs.
(d) No one brings her her meals the way Wilbur is fed every day.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Fern describe Charlotte to her parents?

2. What is Charlotte's middle initial?

3. How does Wilbur feel at first about being outside his fence?

4. What does "salutations" mean?

5. What does the goose know about Wilbur's future that Wilbur does not yet?

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