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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. Why is a manure pile a good place to keep a young pig?
(a) Pigs like to smell terrible, and a manure pile is stinky.
(b) Pigs like flies, and a manure pile attracts many flies.
(c) A manure pile is the worst place to keep a young pig.
(d) Pigs need warmth, and a manure pile is warm and comfortable.

2. What damage does Wilbur cause outside his fence?
(a) He pulls Mrs. Zuckerman's hanging laundry into a mud puddle.
(b) He plows up some ground with his nose.
(c) He eats a bunch of crops.
(d) He scares a flock of chickens.

3. Who ties a string to Wilbur's tail and why?
(a) Mr. Zuckerman ties the string to fasten Wilbur to the fence so he won't wander off.
(b) Templeton ties the string so Wilbur can try to spin a web.
(c) Fern ties the string so Wilbur won't forget the upcoming County Fair.
(d) Charlotte ties the string so Wilbur can pretend to be a spider.

4. Why does Mrs. Arable think having Wilbur go live with the Zuckermans is a good idea?
(a) Once Wilbur is sent away, Fern will forget all about him.
(b) They will promise not to kill him.
(c) Mrs. Arable thinks it is a terrible idea.
(d) Fern can walk down the road and visit Wilbur as often as she likes.

5. What is Charlotte's middle initial?
(a) S..
(b) A.
(c) C.
(d) X.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wilbur feel at first about being outside his fence?

2. What happens once news of Charlotte's web spreads?

3. What does Avery ask for after he sees Fern's new pet?

4. What does Mrs. Arable do when Fern first claims that the animals talk?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How would you describe Wilbur's feelings about his early life with Fern in Chapter 2?

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

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

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

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

8. What kind of a father is Mr. Arable described as being?

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

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

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