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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. Who wins first prize at the Fair?
2. In Chapter 13, why does Charlotte have Wilbur run around?
3. What does Fern wish at the end of Chapter 19?
4. What happens when Lurvy tries to wake up Wilbur?
5. How are Wilbur's destiny and Templeton's destiny linked, according to Charlotte?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why might Charlotte's children mean so much to Wilbur?
2. How is Fern's attitude toward the animals beginning to change during the time she spends at the Fair?
3. How does Mrs. Arable feel about Fern's stories about the animals and what they talk about?
4. How can readers tell at the end of Chapter 21 that Wilbur is starting to grow up a little?
5. How is Charlotte's time and attention beginning to split as the trip to the County Fair approaches?
6. Why is Wilbur worrying during his first day at the Fair?
7. Which animals go to the Fair and why?
8. Why does Charlotte think that the word Templeton brings back for her last web is particularly appropriate for Wilbur?
9. How has what is most important to Fern changed and how can you tell?
10. Why does Wilbur struggle when the men try to put him in the crate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Because the narrative covers an extended period of time, the reader gets to witness several characters growing up and maturing. Focusing mainly on Fern and Wilbur, but also mentioning minor characters such as Avery and the goslings, write an essay about ways animals and humans change in this book as they grow up and mature.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay discussing what Charlotte's Web has to say on the subject of fame. Include discussion of issues such as how people (and pigs) might achieve fame, what some beneficial and hurtful byproducts and effects of fame might be, and how fame might change people (and pigs) either for the better or the worse.
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