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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 Willie learn from talking to Zach's spirit?
2. How do Tom, Willie, and Zach find a place to stay in Salmouth?
3. What separates Carrie from the other girls at the high shool?
4. What is Willie able to do in the water almost immediately.
5. What does Tom do after carol practice when only he and Willie are in the church?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. How is Chapter 13, "Carol Singing" a milestone in Tom's life?
3. 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?
4. 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.
5. At first, how does Zach's death affect Wiliie?
6. 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?
7. How is Chapter 16, "The Search" suspenseful?
8. How has Zach helped Willie discover himself?
9. Whose points of view are seen throughout Chapter 16, "The Search"? Explain what is seen by each.
10. How does Willie stand up for himself in Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott," and how is this new for him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Zach's and Willie's characters.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Why do the children love Mrs. Hartridge and how does she affect Willie's life?
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