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

Consider the concept of freedom and what it means to be free, addressing questions such as the following: Are there different kinds of freedom, such as freedom of movement, freedom from worry, and freedom of choice? Which animals in this book were free, and in what way and to what degree? How do different kinds of freedom affect an animal's happiness and quality of life in this book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the idea that people will believe anything they read in print. Does this story support that theory, and if so, how? Consider the messages contained in Charlotte's web, what inspired the writing of each one, and the reactions of various characters to each one.

Essay Topic 3

How can Charlotte's webs be thought of as both a symbol of life and a symbol of death? Be sure to explain how the things they symbolize affect the meaning of the narrative and to use specific examples from the text to back up your argument.

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