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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Wilbur want in Chapter 4?
(a) For peace and quiet so he can take a nap.
(b) A friend.
(c) Better food.
(d) For the other animals to stop teasing him.

3. Why does Templeton say he won't break the egg?
(a) He doesn't want to make the barn smell bad.
(b) He handles stuff like this all the time.
(c) He doesn't want to ruin his other things.
(d) He doesn't want to upset the goose and gander.

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

5. Which of the following is not one of Wilbur's plans for the day on which Chapter 4 opens?
(a) Standing still and thinking about what it is like to be alive.
(b) Chatting with Templeton the rat.
(c) Eating.
(d) Running around for exercise.

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

7. In which season was Wilbur born?
(a) He was born in summer.
(b) He was born in fall.
(c) He was born in winter.
(d) He was born in spring.

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

9. Who tells Wilbur he doesn't have to stay in his yard?
(a) Mr. Zuckerman tells him.
(b) The goose tells him.
(c) The gander tells him.
(d) Fern tells him.

10. 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) Zuckerman feeds him.
(c) He already has a nice place to sleep.
(d) He wouldn't like how bugs taste.

11. What does Mr. Arable say Fern will see once he agrees to let her raise the baby pig?
(a) What dirty creatures pigs are.
(b) How hard it is not to want to eat a pig once it gets big and fat.
(c) How mean and ornery pigs can be.
(d) What trouble a pig will be.

12. What does "salutations" mean?
(a) "Quiet times."
(b) "Naps."
(c) "Greetings."
(d) "Best friends."

13. What does Mr. Arable say when Fern pleads with him to not kill the pig?
(a) That he will sell it to her.
(b) That she should not be a silly, weak girl.
(c) That he's her father and she must listen to him.
(d) That she will have to learn to control herself.

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

15. Why is Wilbur unconcerned that he has been growing bigger?
(a) He says that at his age it's a good idea to keep gaining.
(b) He still can squeeze under the rails of the fence in the yard.
(c) He says that as the runt of the litter, he had a lot of catching up to do.
(d) He is still very skinny.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can't Charlotte see Wilbur as clearly as he can see her?

2. Which of the following is not something Fern does when she comes to visit Wilbur?

3. Which of the following is not a defense Charlotte offers for her way of life -- catching bugs and eating them?

4. What does the oldest sheep say is the quickest way to ruin a friendship?

5. Which of the following is not something that disturbs Wilbur when he is trying to sleep?

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