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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 does the cousin in Charlotte's first story do?
(a) Live in the same web in a house for 53 years.
(b) Ride on a truck from city to city.
(c) Burrow underground and make a web there.
(d) Catch and eat a fish.
2. Why does Charlotte say that it doesn't matter if Wilbur isn't actually terrific?
(a) Because she will pick another word to write in her next web.
(b) Because she will teach him some terrific tricks.
(c) Because people believe anything they read in print.
(d) Because people don't expect much from a pig anyway.
3. What does Charlotte predict for Wilbur after he has been awarded the special prize?
(a) Nothing will ever happen to him because he means a great deal to Mr. Zuckerman now.
(b) Wilbur will have to win a prize at the County Fair every year to keep from being killed and turned into bacon and ham.
(c) Fern will bring Wilbur back to her house to live.
(d) Mr. Zuckerman will sell Wilbur for a lot of money.
4. How does Wilbur carry Charlotte's egg sac?
(a) Stuck behind his medal.
(b) In his mouth on top of his tongue.
(c) Nestled behind his left ear.
(d) Tucked under his chin.
5. What do most of Charlotte's children do after they hatch?
(a) Make balloons and float away on the wind.
(b) Beg Templeton to collect words for them to write.
(c) Start spinning webs in all of the corners of the barn.
(d) Follow Wilbur around everywhere he goes.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is missing from the meeting when Charlotte calls attendance?
2. Why does Charlotte say Uncle will be hard for Wilbur to beat?
3. Why does Fern put on her prettiest dress before the fair?
4. How does the old sheep convince Templeton to go to the Fair?
5. Who wins first prize at the Fair?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Charlotte feel after finding out that Wilbur is to receive a special prize?
2. How is the experience of going to the Fair different for the children and for the adults?
3. What can readers tell about Charlotte's position in the barn from the meeting the animals have?
4. How is Charlotte's time and attention beginning to split as the trip to the County Fair approaches?
5. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
6. What kind of lullaby does Charlotte sing to Wilbur?
7. How is Fern's attitude toward the animals beginning to change during the time she spends at the Fair?
8. Does Wilbur act more like a child or an adult when it is time for him to go to sleep during his first night at the Fair?
9. How does Dr. Dorian feel about the possibility that animals can talk?
10. How are things on the farm changing as summer turns to fall?
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