Charlotte's Web Test | Final 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. Why does Charlotte want Templeton to come to the Fair?

2. What does Charlotte do while she is spinning her web?

3. How does Charlotte describe the cousin in her second story?

4. How are Wilbur's destiny and Templeton's destiny linked, according to Charlotte?

5. Where is Fern when Wilbur receives his special award?

Short Essay Questions

1. What effect do Charlotte's webs start to have on Wilbur?

2. What kind of lullaby does Charlotte sing to Wilbur?

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

4. After whose hour of triumph might this chapter be named, and why?

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

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

7. Which animals go to the Fair and why?

8. 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?

9. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?

10. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do Garth Williams' illustrations deepen a reader's understandings of the characters, setting, and theme of the story? Examine the moments he chooses to illustrate and think about what they express that the text alone cannot. Address also how different the experience of reading the book would be without the illustrations.

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate Templeton's character and the role he plays in the story. Most of the characters think of him as a glutton who only helps others to help himself, but are there any examples of him acting selflessly? Does he always expect some sort of reward for the work he does, even if the reward is just amusement? How does Templeton feel about Charlotte and Wilbur and they about him? Does he have any friends or act out of real friendship toward any of the other characters? If he is just a selfish rat, what does it say about the world that someone so self-centered could do so many things to save and change another animal's life?

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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