Good Night, Mr. Tom Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does Tom cook for WiIlie on that first day?

2. What kind of a character is Mrs. Fletcher?

3. How does Mr. Miller first greet Willie?

4. Who does WIllie meet while he is in the yard in Chapter 1?

5. What does the vicar ask Willie to do at church?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 15, "Home," what more does the reader learn about Mrs. Beech that has not been revealed before this chapter?

2. 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?

3. What is the significance of the graveyard?

4. What does Tom reveal for the first time in "The Show Must Go On"? Why does he reveal it and to whom?

5. 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?

6. How does Zach's character add to the story?

7. What is the meaning of the title of Chapter 4?

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. Christmas is on its way. What events does Christmas bring and how will the children participate?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Who does the author take from Willie, and why does the author have them die?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the people of the city to the people of the countryside in this novel.

Essay Topic 3

How is Mrs. Beech hypocritical and what does this say about the ideas that she taught her son? What did she teach her son specifically? When and how does the reader learn about what Mrs. Beech has taught Willie?

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