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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 reason does Mr. Arable give for why Fern gets to keep a pig?
(a) She was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of an injustice.
(b) It is time for her to help out around the household.
(c) Mr. Arable is trying to teach her a lesson about responsibility.
(d) He has been promising to give her a pet for a long time.

2. Why can't the goose play with Wilbur?
(a) She is busy looking after her goslings.
(b) She is busy eating lunch.
(c) She does not like to associate with pigs.
(d) She must sit on her eggs to keep them warm.

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

4. What does "salutations" mean?
(a) "Naps."
(b) "Greetings."
(c) "Best friends."
(d) "Quiet times."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, when is a time when it is hard to sleep?

2. How does Mr. Zuckerman describe Charlotte's web?

3. Which of the following is not one of Wilbur's plans for the day on which Chapter 4 opens?

4. What does Mr. Arable say Fern will see once he agrees to let her raise the baby pig?

5. Who ties a string to Wilbur's tail and why?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What effect does Charlotte's web have on the farm?

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

5. What is Charlotte's impression of people?

6. 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?

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

8. Why might Wilbur feel particularly betrayed that John Arable is in on the "conspiracy" to kill him?

9. Why does Uncle Homer agree to buy Wilbur?

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

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