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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dr. Dorian predict will happen to Fern?
2. Which of the following is not an errand or favor that Templeton points out that he has done for Wilbur and Charlotte?
3. What does the author declare about Charlotte at the end of the book?
4. What does Fern's mother accuse her of doing at the beginning of Chapter 14?
5. What does Fern want when everyone is preparing to take Wilbur to the judges' stand to receive a special award?
Essay Topic 1
Identify and discuss examples from the novel that support the idea that one can live a happy life by accepting and loving all parts of nature, good and bad, from (as Wilbur puts it when thinking at the close of the novel that the barn is the best place to be) "the smell of manure" to "the glory of everything."
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Evaluate how Wilbur's position in the barn changes over the course of the story, including discussions of incidents such as the goose convincing Wilbur to "escape," Wilbur's interactions with the other animals while seeking a friend, Wilbur's actions during various important barnyard events, and how Wilbur is spending his days at the close of the novel.
This section contains 1,511 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)