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

2. In which season was Wilbur born?
(a) He was born in winter.
(b) He was born in fall.
(c) He was born in summer.
(d) He was born in spring.

3. Why does the goose say the last egg didn't hatch?
(a) She didn't keep it warm enough.
(b) The last egg wasn't a goose egg after all.
(c) Templeton touched it.
(d) It's a dud.

4. Which of the following is not one of Wilbur's plans for the day on which Chapter 4 opens?
(a) Standing still and thinking about what it is like to be alive.
(b) Eating.
(c) Running around for exercise.
(d) Chatting with Templeton the rat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes care of Wilbur's noontime feeding for Fern?

2. What does Templeton take from Wilbur?

3. Why does Templeton say he won't break the egg?

4. How is Wilbur mistaken about Charlotte at the end of Chapter 5?

5. Why does everyone watch Templeton when he first approaches the goose?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Charlotte's impression of people?

4. How does Mr. Arable help Wilbur become a little more independent?

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

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

7. How does Charlotte explain that spider webs are a good thing?

8. 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?

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

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

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