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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 Spooky Cott?
(a) A cat.
(b) An old school house.
(c) A "haunted" cottage.
(d) Mrs. Hartridge's home.

2. What piece of himself does Tom finally share with Willie?
(a) The loss of his wife and baby.
(b) His need for a son.
(c) His struggle to teach Willie to read.
(d) His grief in buying the paints for Willie.

3. What does Willie discover about his mother in Chapter 18, "Recovery"?
(a) She is dead.
(b) She has run away.
(c) She is a bad person.
(d) She is a liar.

4. What is Tom's motto that he expresses once again with Willie when Tom talks about Willie's weak legs?
(a) Everythin' will work out.
(b) Everythin' has its own time.
(c) Everythin' has a reason.
(d) Everythin' will be all right.

5. When he comes to her house to visit, what does Mrs. Hartridge do for Willie to help him heal?
(a) She holds the baby at arms length from him.
(b) She speaks with him about her husband's death.
(c) She breastfeeds the baby.
(d) She feeds him ginger cake and lemonade.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Alec Barnes look embarrassed at carol practice?

2. What has Tom volunteered to do at the end of "The Show Must Go On"?

3. What does Geoffrey decide to do for work?

4. Why does Mrs. Beech beat Willie?

5. How is Geoffrey physically hurt?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. By the end of Chapter 19, "The Sea! The Sea! The Sea!," Tom's character has changed from the man that he was before Willie came into his life. How has Tom changed and how is it specifically seen in this chapter?

3. How has Zach helped Willie discover himself?

4. How do the psychiatrist and Tom differ in their assessment of Willie's recovery needs?

5. How is Willie similar and different from the boy that Tom met at the beginning of the novel?

6. How is Chapter 13, "Carol Singing" a milestone in Tom's life?

7. Chapter 18, is called "Recovery." Specifically, how does Willie begin to recover, and who helps him do so in this chapter?

8. 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?

9. What kind of a project does Miss Thorne and Geoffrey put together for the first day of school, and how does this project show that these two will make a good team of teachers?

10. Whose points of view are seen throughout Chapter 16, "The Search"? Explain what is seen by each.

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