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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. For whom does Charlotte say she is making her masterpiece?
(d) The Zuckermans.
2. What does the author say Wilbur realizes is one of the most satisfying things in the world?
(c) A good dinner.
3. Why does Charlotte say that it doesn't matter if Wilbur isn't actually terrific?
(a) Because people believe anything they read in print.
(b) Because she will teach him some terrific tricks.
(c) Because she will pick another word to write in her next web.
(d) Because people don't expect much from a pig anyway.
4. What does Dr. Dorian find just as miraculous as the writing in Charlotte's web?
(a) How children grow up so quickly.
(b) How spiders learned to spin webs in the first place.
(c) How talented a pig Wilbur is.
(d) How well the geese on the Zuckermans' farm speak.
5. What does Fern wish at the end of Chapter 19?
(a) That she never had to grow up.
(b) That she were riding the Ferris wheel with Henry Fussy.
(c) That this day would never end.
(d) That Wilbur will live forever.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the end of Chapter 18, how does Fern feel about the time she spent at the Fair?
2. How does Dr. Dorian imagine it must be like to sit in a barn and listen to animals?
3. Why do the judges award Wilbur a special prize?
4. How does Wilbur react to his new found fame?
5. What does Charlotte write in her last web?
Short Essay Questions
1. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?
2. What effect do Charlotte's webs start to have on Wilbur?
3. How is the experience of going to the Fair different for the children and for the adults?
4. Which animals go to the Fair and why?
5. After whose hour of triumph might this chapter be named, and why?
6. Why does Charlotte think that the word Templeton brings back for her last web is particularly appropriate for Wilbur?
7. How is Charlotte's time and attention beginning to split as the trip to the County Fair approaches?
8. Before he is to leave the Fair and return to the farm, why does Wilbur bring up the fact that he once thought Charlotte was cruel and bloodthirsty?
9. What lesson does the old sheep teach at the end of Chapter 12?
10. How is Fern's attitude toward the animals beginning to change during the time she spends at the Fair?
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