Charlotte's Web Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Fern say Wilbur feels about Charlotte?

3. Why is Wilbur saddened by his new friend?

4. Which of the following is not something Fern does when she comes to visit Wilbur?

5. Why does Fern worry about Wilbur when her father first moves him outside?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fern get along with the animals in the barn?

2. Why does Wilbur like Charlotte better and better each day?

3. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?

4. How does Mrs. Arable feel about Fern's stories about the animals and what they talk about?

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

6. What can readers tell about Charlotte's position in the barn from the meeting the animals have?

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

8. What lesson does the old sheep teach at the end of Chapter 12?

9. What kind of a father is Mr. Arable described as being?

10. Why does Uncle Homer agree to buy Wilbur?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the relationship between the webs Charlotte weaves and the effect the words have on Wilbur? Consider issues such as why Charlotte chooses each word or phrase, how fitting she feels each is, how fitting Wilbur feels each is, and how Wilbur behaves after each web is woven and presented to an audience.

Essay Topic 2

Because the narrative covers an extended period of time, the reader gets to witness several characters growing up and maturing. Focusing mainly on Fern and Wilbur, but also mentioning minor characters such as Avery and the goslings, write an essay about ways animals and humans change in this book as they grow up and mature.

Essay Topic 3

Is there a moral to this story, and if so, what is it? Can it be summed up in a sentence? Does a character state it outright, or must the reader piece it together from the experience of reading the book? Use specific examples from the text to support your opinion.

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