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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. Zuckerman describe Charlotte's web?
(a) A gold mine.
(b) A miracle.
(c) A mess.
(d) An abomination.

2. What does the goose know about Wilbur's future that Wilbur does not yet?
(a) Templeton is planning to steal all of Wilbur's food.
(b) Charlotte is thinking about ways to ruin Wilbur's life.
(c) Mrs. Zuckerman is preparing to sell Wilbur behind Mr. Zuckerman's back.
(d) Mr. Zuckerman and Lurvy are plotting to kill him.

3. 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) They will promise not to kill him.
(c) Mrs. Arable thinks it is a terrible idea.
(d) Once Wilbur is sent away, Fern will forget all about him.

4. 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 mean and ornery pigs can be.
(c) How hard it is not to want to eat a pig once it gets big and fat.
(d) What trouble a pig will be.

5. Who first notices that Wilbur is free of his fence?
(a) Mrs. Zuckerman notices.
(b) Mr. Zuckerman notices.
(c) Fern notices.
(d) Lurvy notices.

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

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

8. Whose speech does Fern repeat for her parents?
(a) Templeton's speech.
(b) Wilbur's speech.
(c) Charlotte's speech.
(d) The goose's speech.

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

10. How does Fern like the barn best?
(a) When it is warm and cozy inside while it is raining outside.
(b) When she can be all alone with her friends the animals.
(c) When it is early in the morning and the animals are just waking up.
(d) When she can show her family around and introduce them to the animals.

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

12. Who is Dr. Dorian?
(a) The farmyard vet.
(b) The local minister.
(c) A professor who studies talking animals.
(d) Fern's family doctor.

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

14. 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 is still very skinny.
(c) He still can squeeze under the rails of the fence in the yard.
(d) He says that as the runt of the litter, he had a lot of catching up to do.

15. What does Templeton take from Wilbur?
(a) Straw from his bed.
(b) His breakfast.
(c) His favorite toy.
(d) His best blanket.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which season was Wilbur born?

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

3. Why does Mrs. Arable say Mr. Arable is probably right to kill the pig?

4. Why is Wilbur saddened by his new friend?

5. Which of the following is not a piece of advice Charlotte gives Wilbur at the end of Chapter 9?

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