James and the Giant Peach Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do the beans spill near?

2. What wakes James on his first morning in the peach?

3. Why does James spill the beans?

4. How many pairs of boots does the Centipede have?

5. How many people come to see the peach?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does James calm the people in the city down when they see the giant insects?

2. Where does James live when the journey is over?

3. What worries the Earthworm the most about being at sea?

4. How does Centipede get the rainbow paint off of him?

5. What is James's biggest worry after spilling the beans?

6. What does the Centipede do to cheer up the Spider?

7. What does James do while the aunts use the peach to their benefit?

8. How did Spider's aunt die?

9. How does James plan to rescue the peach from the danger the Centipede sees when they are in the ocean?

10. What grave danger does the Centipede see for the peach when they are in the ocean?

Essay Topics

How do James and the Insects change through the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

How do the magic beans affect the course of the plot, and what important cautions were given to those who used it?

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