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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is in Wilie's arms when they find him under the stair?
(a) A Bible.
(b) The baby.
(c) A picture of Tom.
(d) His paintings.
2. How do Tom, Zach, and Willie travel to the fishing village?
(a) By train.
(b) By cart.
(c) By bicycle.
(d) By boat.
3. Why can't Robert play the role of Scrooge?
(a) He has become ill.
(b) He is sent back to London.
(c) His mother does not want him to.
(d) He can't memorize the lines.
4. What do the authorities decide to do with Willie when they leave Tom's house?
(a) Take Willie with them back to his mother.
(b) Leave Willie permanently with Tom.
(c) Leave Willie temporarily with Tom.
(d) Take Willie with them back to a home in London.
5. What is Tom's motto that he expresses once again with Willie when Tom talks about Willie's weak legs?
(a) Everythin' will be all right.
(b) Everythin' has its own time.
(c) Everythin' has a reason.
(d) Everythin' will work out.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Tom get into Mrs. Beech's house?
2. How do Tom, Willie, and Zach find a place to stay in Salmouth?
3. As March comes, what do the children get together to plan?
4. What do Geoffrey and Miss Thorne decide on for their first lesson?
5. What is Willie able to do in the water almost immediately.
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 14, "New Beginnings," there are a few actual new beginnings. What are they, and what changes will they bring to the lives of the characters?
2. What does everyone at the rehearsal discover about Willie? How does this discovery affect him? How is this discovery not surprising?
3. How is Chapter 13, "Carol Singing" a milestone in Tom's life?
4. Now that Willie has arrived back in London, both he and his mother can see how much he has changed. What changes are there in Willie and how do these changes affect his relationship with his mother?
5. How has Zach helped Willie discover himself?
6. Whose points of view are seen throughout Chapter 16, "The Search"? Explain what is seen by each.
7. What has Carrie asked of Mrs. Hartridge that is out of character for a girl of this period, and what might its effects be on the town of Weirwold.
8. How is Chapter 16, "The Search" suspenseful?
9. What is the relationship between Zach and his parents? Why would the reader question this relationship?
10. Once again in this novel, two people with tragedy in their lives will come together and help each other heal. In Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott" who does Willie meet and how will their meeting help each of them?
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