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

2. What is not something the author mentions Wilbur does to pass his days in Chapter 7?
(a) Roll around in the mud often.
(b) Gain lots of weight.
(c) Lie down half asleep and dream pleasant dreams.
(d) Eat three meals a day.

3. Which of the following is not a defense Charlotte offers for her way of life -- catching bugs and eating them?
(a) Flies and bugs are what come to her.
(b) No one brings her her meals the way Wilbur is fed every day.
(c) The other spiders will make fun of her if she doesn't eat bugs.
(d) If she didn't eat flies and bugs, they would grow so numerous they would destroy the earth.

4. What does Wilbur do every morning after breakfast?
(a) He takes a nap until lunchtime.
(b) He follows Mrs. Arable around as she cleans the house.
(c) He cries until Fern comes home for lunch.
(d) He waits with Fern until her bus comes.

5. How does Fern describe Charlotte to her parents?
(a) A wise teacher.
(b) Wilbur's best friend, who is terribly clever.
(c) A creepy, bloodthirsty pest.
(d) A tiny spider, who is not very important compared to the other animals.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the first person to see what Charlotte has woven into her web?

3. What does Charlotte promise Wilbur at the end of Chapter 7?

4. What is Charlotte doing at the end of Chapter 10?

5. What reason does Charlotte give Wilbur for why he doesn't need a web?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the other animals feel about the fact that Templeton would have no problem with killing a baby gosling?

2. What kind of voice does Wilbur use to call for his new friend, and what does this voice tell the reader about Wilbur's development at this point?

3. How would you describe Wilbur's feelings about his early life with Fern in Chapter 2?

4. How does Mrs. Arable feel about all the time Fern is spending in the barn?

5. How would you describe Charlotte's personality and interactions with other barnyard animals in Chapter 6?

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

7. How seriously does Fern take her new responsibility of taking care of the pig?

8. What is most remarkable about Wilbur's daily routine?

9. Are the goose and the gander more sentimental or more practical? Why do you think as you do?

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

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