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 Topic 1
Write an essay about the role cycles play in Charlotte's Web. Think about different kinds of cycles contained in the story, such as the span of time covered by the majority of the narrative (the cycle of a year) or the cycle that the life of each character follows.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay discussing what Charlotte's Web has to say on the subject of fame. Include discussion of issues such as how people (and pigs) might achieve fame, what some beneficial and hurtful byproducts and effects of fame might be, and how fame might change people (and pigs) either for the better or the worse.
Essay Topic 3
One of the most appealing aspects of this story is the humor it contains. Choose one of the following options to write about:
1.) Explain what various types of humor are contained in this story (such as wit, descriptions of slapstick situations, or irony) and provide examples of each, discussing why the author might have used each of these types in the telling of this tale.
2.) Focus on one specific type of humor contained in this story and discuss many examples of it, discussing how it adds to the meaning of the story and the reader's experience of reading it.
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