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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. How does Wilbur escape from the yard?
(a) By walking through an open gate.
(b) By knocking Mr. Zuckerman over.
(c) By squeezing through a loose board in the fence.
(d) By tunneling under the fence.
2. What does the oldest sheep say is the quickest way to ruin a friendship?
(a) Keep borrowing things and not returning them.
(b) Ask for too many favors.
(c) Wake somebody in the morning before he is ready.
(d) Hang around your new friend all the time.
3. What does Wilbur conclude after his adventure outside the fence?
(a) That tomorrow he will try to escape again.
(b) That next time he will head for the woods first.
(c) That he is miserable living at the Zuckerman farm.
(d) That he is really too young to go out into the world alone.
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) Mrs. Arable thinks it is a terrible idea.
(c) Fern can walk down the road and visit Wilbur as often as she likes.
(d) They will promise not to kill him.
5. Who tells Wilbur he doesn't have to stay in his yard?
(a) Fern tells him.
(b) The goose tells him.
(c) Mr. Zuckerman tells him.
(d) The gander tells him.
Short Answer Questions
1. Charlotte tells Wilbur that she does her best thinking when?
2. Why does the goose say the last egg didn't hatch?
3. Why does Templeton say he won't break the egg?
4. How does the author describe a spider's web at the beginning of Chapter 9?
5. How does Mr. Zuckerman get Wilbur to return to the pigpen?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do people react to Charlotte's first web?
2. Why does Uncle Homer agree to buy Wilbur?
3. What is most remarkable about Wilbur's daily routine?
4. How observant is Lurvy when it comes to Wilbur, and how can you tell?
5. 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?
6. What are some fun things described in Chapter 6 that children can do in nature during the spring and summer?
7. How seriously does Fern take her new responsibility of taking care of the pig?
8. For what reason was Mr. Arable going to kill the runt?
9. How does Wilbur act during his "escape"?
10. How would you describe Templeton in Chapter 4 of the story?
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