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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 Dr. Dorian imagine it must be like to sit in a barn and listen to animals?
2. How does Wilbur react to his new found fame?
(a) He becomes stuck up and refuses to associate with the other animals.
(b) He orders the other animals around.
(c) He insists on having Templeton help him collect newspaper clippings about himself.
(d) He remains modest and unspoiled.
3. Why does Mr. Zuckerman ask Lurvy to start building a crate for Wilbur?
(a) He is planning to take Wilbur to the County Fair.
(b) He wants to lock WIlbur up so no more webs will appear.
(c) He intends to sell Wilbur to the farmer down the road.
(d) He wants to keep Wilbur safe so no one will steal him.
4. How does Mrs. Zuckerman prepare Wilbur for the Fair?
(a) She gives him a pep talk.
(b) She ties big blue ribbon around his tail.
(c) She brushes his teeth.
(d) She gives him a buttermilk bath.
5. In what does Fern's mother get interested in spite of herself?
(a) Fern and Avery's plans for building a new swing.
(b) Watching Fern knit a sweater for Wilbur.
(c) Fern's explanation for how to take care of baby goslings.
(d) The story about Charlotte's cousin.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the old sheep convince Templeton to go to the Fair?
2. At the end of the book, what does Wilbur conclude is the best place to be?
3. Who does the voice on the loud speaker at the fair say cannot write?
4. What is Charlotte's magnum opus?
5. Why does Charlotte say Uncle will be hard for Wilbur to beat?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
2. Why does Charlotte think that the word Templeton brings back for her last web is particularly appropriate for Wilbur?
3. 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?
4. What lesson does the old sheep teach at the end of Chapter 12?
5. What can readers tell about Charlotte's position in the barn from the meeting the animals have?
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. How is the experience of going to the Fair different for the children and for the adults?
9. How does Mrs. Arable feel about Fern's stories about the animals and what they talk about?
10. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?
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