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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. Which human first notices something is wrong with Wilbur?
(a) Mrs. Zuckerman notices.
(b) Mr. Zuckerman notices.
(c) Lurvy notices.
(d) Fern notices.

2. How does Fern feed her new pet?
(a) With warm milk from a baby's nursing bottle.
(b) With a handful of slops from breakfast.
(c) Fern's mother feeds the pet.
(d) With cold milk from a bowl.

3. Why can't Charlotte see Wilbur as clearly as he can see her?
(a) She is too busy spinning her web to look at him.
(b) He is hiding in a pile of straw.
(c) The lamb is blocking her view.
(d) She is near-sighted.

4. How is Wilbur mistaken about Charlotte at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) He thinks he can trust her, but she will hurt and betray him.
(b) He thinks she is silly and beneath his notice.
(c) He thinks she will be able to rid the farmyard entirely of bugs.
(d) He thinks she is only bold and cruel, but actually she has a kind heart.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Templeton live?

2. At the beginning of Chapter 7, how does Charlotte's campaign against insects seem to Wilbur?

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

4. What does the author say Templeton would do if he could get away with it?

5. Which of the following is not a reason Mr. Arable offers for why Fern must sell Wilbur?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Wilbur so unhappy as a young pig after living in the Zuckerman's barn for awhile?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. What is Charlotte's impression of people?

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