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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is not something Templeton prefers to spend his time doing?
(a) Hiding.
(b) Eating.
(c) Spying.
(d) Frolicking.

2. What is Fern glad to see Wilbur knows how to do once he is moved outside?
(a) Run and hide from bigger animals.
(b) Tunnel under straw to keep warm.
(c) Bathe himself in the pond.
(d) Root in the ground for food.

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

4. What spider body part does Charlotte teach Wilbur about?
(a) The eyes.
(b) The fangs.
(c) The legs.
(d) The abdomen.

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

6. What happens once news of Charlotte's web spreads?
(a) Exterminators show up and offer to get rid of Charlotte.
(b) Mr. Zuckerman pleads with Charlotte to weave another, bigger web.
(c) People are spooked and begin to avoid the Zuckermans.
(d) People come from all around to see Wilbur and the web.

7. According to the author, when is a time when it is hard to sleep?
(a) When your heart is heavy and your mind is light.
(b) When your stomach is empty and your mind is full.
(c) When your stomach is full and your head is heavy.
(d) When your spirit is weak and your soul is sad.

8. According to the owner of the voice Wilbur hears at the end of Chapter 4, when will Wilbur see him/her?
(a) On Saturday.
(b) In the evening.
(c) After lunch.
(d) In the morning.

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

10. How does Wilbur feel at first about being outside his fence?
(a) It feels queer to have nothing between him and the open world.
(b) He is so excited he decides to run all the way to Fern's house.
(c) He is angry he never thought to escape before.
(d) He is terrified of the world outside.

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

12. Which of the following is not one of the ways Fern takes care of Wilbur?
(a) Warms his milk.
(b) Holds a bottle for him.
(c) Wipes his snout with a napkin.
(d) Ties a bib on him.

13. Who takes care of Wilbur's noontime feeding for Fern?
(a) The Zuckermans.
(b) Avery.
(c) Mr. Arable.
(d) Mrs. Arable.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Fern think of Wilbur?

2. How does Wilbur escape from the yard?

3. What does Wilbur witness Charlotte catch in her web in Chapter 5?

4. Who warns Templeton to stay away from the goslings?

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

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