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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. At the beginning of Chapter 10, what does Charlotte tell Wilbur that people are?
(a) They are patient.
(b) They are cruel.
(c) They are loving.
(d) They are gullible.

2. How does Fern say Wilbur feels about Charlotte?
(a) She says Wilbur dislikes her.
(b) She says Wilbur adores her.
(c) She says Wilbur tolerates her.
(d) She says Wilbur is spooked by her.

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

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Fern think of Wilbur?

2. What does Charlotte do when Templeton takes the last egg away?

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

4. What does Wilbur do when he hears why the people are fattening him up?

5. How often does Mrs. Arable say Fern goes to the barn?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. How do people react to Charlotte's first web?

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

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

9. Why might the author include scientific information about spider's webs and legs in Chapter 9?

10. How seriously does Fern take her new responsibility of taking care of the pig?

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