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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Fern think of Wilbur?
(a) As a burden.
(b) As her best friend.
(c) As her baby.
(d) As a boring pet.

2. What does Mrs. Arable do when Fern first claims that the animals talk?
(a) Ignores Fern and tells her to stop being silly.
(b) Gets bored and tells Fern to stop making up stories.
(c) Laughs and asks to hear more.
(d) Gazes at her with a queer, worried look.

3. What reason does the old sheep give for why the people are fattening Wilbur up?
(a) They want him to be able to hold his own in a fight against other pigs.
(b) They want to win first prize at the County Fair.
(c) They want him to be healthy since he was the runt.
(d) They plan to kill him.

4. Why does everyone watch Templeton when he first approaches the goose?
(a) He is yelling for them to watch him.
(b) He is not well liked or trusted.
(c) They are afraid the goose will hurt Templeton.
(d) They are waiting for him to do something funny.

5. Why does Fern miss Wilbur's noontime feeding?
(a) She must do her other chores then.
(b) She is running errands for her mother.
(c) She is busy playing with friends.
(d) She is away at school.

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

7. Why does Fern worry about Wilbur when her father first moves him outside?
(a) She thinks he will be cold at night.
(b) She thinks he will run away.
(c) She thinks other animals will bother him.
(d) She thinks he will be lonely.

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

9. How does the author describe a spider's web at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Easily broken.
(b) Stringy and ugly.
(c) Made of thick, sticky cords.
(d) Stronger than it looks.

10. What is Charlotte's middle initial?
(a) C.
(b) S..
(c) A.
(d) X.

11. What does Templeton do with the last egg?
(a) He paints it.
(b) He sits on it to hatch it.
(c) He eats it for dinner.
(d) He adds it to his collection.

12. What does Charlotte do when Templeton takes the last egg away?
(a) She laughs and says "A rat is a rat."
(b) She warns the rest of the animals to watch their things.
(c) She asks if she can have an egg next time.
(d) She frowns and says, "No good will come of this."

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

14. Which of the following is not a reason Mr. Arable offers for why Fern must sell Wilbur?
(a) He is not a baby any more.
(b) He is big enough to sell.
(c) He is eating real food and Mr. Arable is not willing to provide for him.
(d) He is uncontrollable and badly behaved.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 7, how does Charlotte's campaign against insects seem to Wilbur?

2. What spider body part does Charlotte teach Wilbur about?

3. According to the author, when is a time when it is hard to sleep?

4. Who is Dr. Dorian?

5. How does the author describe the voice Wilbur hears at the end of Chapter 4?

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