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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 terrified of the world outside.
(c) He is so excited he decides to run all the way to Fern's house.
(d) He is angry he never thought to escape before.

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

3. Who gives Wilbur some bad news in Chapter 7?
(a) Templeton does.
(b) The old sheep does.
(c) Fern does.
(d) The goose does.

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

5. 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) Mr. Arable is trying to teach her a lesson about responsibility.
(c) It is time for her to help out around the household.
(d) She was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of an injustice.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many goslings hatch from the goose's eggs?

3. What is Charlotte's idea for saving Wilbur?

4. How does Fern describe Charlotte to her parents?

5. How does Wilbur escape from the yard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sorts of things are most important to Fern at the beginning of the book?

2. What might Mr. Arable mean when he says that maybe their ears aren't as sharp as Fern's?

3. What is the relationship like between Fern and the animals at the beginning of Chapter 8?

4. Why might Wilbur feel particularly betrayed that John Arable is in on the "conspiracy" to kill him?

5. How might you compare and contrast the goose and Charlotte's attitudes toward life and death?

6. How do people react to Charlotte's first web?

7. What kind of a father is Mr. Arable described as being?

8. What are some fun things described in Chapter 6 that children can do in nature during the spring and summer?

9. What is Charlotte's impression of people?

10. How grown-up is Wilbur by the end of Chapter 3?

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