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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. Where does Templeton hide during the day at the fair?
2. What does the cousin in Charlotte's first story do?
3. Which of the following is not something Fern and Avery mention they want to do at the Fair?
4. Which of the following is not a name Wilbur gives to one of Charlotte's children?
5. What does Templeton do to help Wilbur during the awarding of Wilbur's prize?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Charlotte feel after finding out that Wilbur is to receive a special prize?
2. What effect do Charlotte's webs start to have on Wilbur?
3. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?
4. How does Dr. Dorian feel about the possibility that animals can talk?
5. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?
6. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
7. Before he is to leave the Fair and return to the farm, why does Wilbur bring up the fact that he once thought Charlotte was cruel and bloodthirsty?
8. After whose hour of triumph might this chapter be named, and why?
9. How has what is most important to Fern changed and how can you tell?
10. How is Charlotte's time and attention beginning to split as the trip to the County Fair approaches?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main themes of the book is an acceptance of the practical side of nature: some animals must die so others may live. Write an essay evaluating this idea, mentioning moments in the book when the characters must face or cause death.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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