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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. Which of the following is not a way that Charlotte's egg sac is described?
2. Where does Wilbur want Charlotte to come with him?
3. What is the oldest sheep's idea for how Charlotte can get ideas for more words to write in her web?
4. What is Charlotte's magnum opus?
5. What happens when Lurvy tries to wake up Wilbur?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Charlotte feel after finding out that Wilbur is to receive a special prize?
2. How is Fern's attitude toward the animals beginning to change during the time she spends at the Fair?
3. Why might Charlotte's children mean so much to Wilbur?
4. How has what is most important to Fern changed and how can you tell?
5. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?
6. Why is life in the barn so good for Wilbur?
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. What kind of lullaby does Charlotte sing to Wilbur?
9. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?
10. What lesson does the old sheep teach at the end of Chapter 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One theme in Charlotte's Web is the idea that animals and humans depend on each other in various ways. Write an essay evaluating the different small and large ways the lives of the different characters are interconnected in a web of dependence. How are the animals and human dependent on one another? Are they always aware of this dependence? Do they teach each other any lessons?
Essay Topic 2
How can Charlotte's webs be thought of as both a symbol of life and a symbol of death? Be sure to explain how the things they symbolize affect the meaning of the narrative and to use specific examples from the text to back up your argument.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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