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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. What does Charlotte predict for Wilbur after he has been awarded the special prize?
2. Why does Fern put on her prettiest dress before the fair?
3. What does Charlotte write in her last web?
4. According to Mr. Arable, the Fair is a good place to start doing what?
5. How are Wilbur's destiny and Templeton's destiny linked, according to Charlotte?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
2. What can readers tell about Charlotte's position in the barn from the meeting the animals have?
3. How is the experience of going to the Fair different for the children and for the adults?
4. How does Charlotte feel after finding out that Wilbur is to receive a special prize?
5. How has what is most important to Fern changed and how can you tell?
6. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?
7. Why does Charlotte think that the word Templeton brings back for her last web is particularly appropriate for Wilbur?
8. Which animals go to the Fair and why?
9. What kind of lullaby does Charlotte sing to Wilbur?
10. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is the protagonist of the story: Wilbur, Charlotte, or both? Think about what it means to be the protagonist of a story and support your thesis with specific examples and details from the story.
Essay Topic 2
What is the relationship between the webs Charlotte weaves and the effect the words have on Wilbur? Consider issues such as why Charlotte chooses each word or phrase, how fitting she feels each is, how fitting Wilbur feels each is, and how Wilbur behaves after each web is woven and presented to an audience.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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