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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. What does the oldest sheep say is the quickest way to ruin a friendship?
(a) Wake somebody in the morning before he is ready.
(b) Keep borrowing things and not returning them.
(c) Hang around your new friend all the time.
(d) Ask for too many favors.

2. What happens if Wilbur gets tired when he and Fern take walks?
(a) She carries him home in her arms.
(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 sits under a tree and settles him in her lap for a nap.

3. How would you describe Mr. Zuckerman's initial reaction to Charlotte's web?
(a) He is shaken.
(b) He is delighted.
(c) He is furious.
(d) He is unconcerned.

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

5. Which of the following is not something that disturbs Wilbur when he is trying to sleep?
(a) The sound of Templeton gnawing a hole in the grain bin.
(b) The sound of the goose turning on her nest and clucking to herself.
(c) Having many things on his mind.
(d) A bad tummy-ache from eating too much slop.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is a manure pile a good place to keep a young pig?

3. What does "salutations" mean?

4. How does Wilbur escape from the yard?

5. How does Fern say Wilbur feels about Charlotte?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fern get along with the animals in the barn?

2. Why does Wilbur like Charlotte better and better each day?

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

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

5. Why does Mrs. Arable tell Fern in Chapter 8 that Fern can tell her more about the animals in Uncle Homer's barn that afternoon?

6. How might the goose's personality be described?

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

8. For what reason was Mr. Arable going to kill the runt?

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

10. How does Wilbur act during his "escape"?

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