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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 the author describe a spider's web at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Easily broken.
(b) Stronger than it looks.
(c) Stringy and ugly.
(d) Made of thick, sticky cords.

2. What is the first question Fern asks her mother in the book?
(a) Has the litter of baby pigs been born yet?
(b) Where's Papa going with that ax?
(c) What's for breakfast?
(d) When can I get a new pet?

3. Why does Fern worry about Wilbur when her father first moves him outside?
(a) She thinks other animals will bother him.
(b) She thinks he will run away.
(c) She thinks he will be cold at night.
(d) She thinks he will be lonely.

4. Why does Mrs. Arable say Mr. Arable is probably right to kill the pig?
(a) It will taste delicious.
(b) It is probably going to die anyway.
(c) The family needs the money the pig's meat will bring.
(d) It is mean and will hurt the other animals.

5. 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) Laughs and asks to hear more.
(d) Gets bored and tells Fern to stop making up stories.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is not something Templeton prefers to spend his time doing?

3. Why is Wilbur saddened by his new friend?

4. Which of the following is not a reason the lamb gives for not playing with Wilbur?

5. What has Charlotte woven into her web?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Charlotte's impression of people?

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

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

5. What is the explosion mentioned in Chapter 10's title, and why is it important?

6. How observant is Lurvy when it comes to Wilbur, and how can you tell?

7. What is Wilbur's boast and how does Fern feel when she hears him make it?

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

9. How does the web of relationships between Wilbur, Charlotte, and Fern shift at the end of Chapter 7?

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

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