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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 say that it doesn't matter if Wilbur isn't actually terrific?
2. What was the greatest moment in Mr. Zuckerman's life?
3. What does Templeton do to help Wilbur during the awarding of Wilbur's prize?
4. Which of the following is not a way that Charlotte's egg sac is described?
5. At the end of Chapter 18, how does Fern feel about the time she spent at the Fair?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the experience of going to the Fair different for the children and for the adults?
2. How is Fern's attitude toward the animals beginning to change during the time she spends at the Fair?
3. Which animals go to the Fair and why?
4. Why might Charlotte's children mean so much to Wilbur?
5. What can readers tell about Charlotte's position in the barn from the meeting the animals have?
6. How does Dr. Dorian feel about the possibility that animals can talk?
7. How does Charlotte feel after finding out that Wilbur is to receive a special prize?
8. How are things on the farm changing as summer turns to fall?
9. After whose hour of triumph might this chapter be named, and why?
10. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What lessons does Charlotte's Web teach about what it means to be a true friend? Consider issues such as how true friendships form, what true friends do for each other, and whether a true friendship might change its shape in various ways over time as the friends themselves change.
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
The development of the relationship between Wilbur and Charlotte is the heart of this story. Evaluate the course of this relationship from their first meeting through Charlotte's death and Wilbur's feelings about her after she is gone. Consider issues such as how their perceptions of each other change as they get to know each other better, what they learn from each other, what they do for each other and why, and how they depend on each other over time.
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