Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Mr. Halloway go after the library?
2. Who does the man in the suit introduce himself as?
3. What do the carnival people set up in the fields?
4. What street do William and James live on?
5. What does Will think being good involves?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Will call the witch back to their house?
2. Why does Mr. Halloway not want Will to cry?
3. What does Mr. Dark want Mr. Halloway to do for him?
4. How does the salesman find out whose house the storm will hit?
5. What strange things happen as Jim and Will walk through town?
6. What does Mr. Halloway see in the shop window?
7. How does Mr. Halloway defeat the witch?
8. What does the customer talk to Mr. Halloway about when he enters the bar?
9. What is strange about the carousel?
10. What shocking things do Will and Jim see when they go back to the carnival with the police?
Examine the differences between Jim and Will.
1) What are the main differences between Will and Jim? Why do they stay friends when they are so many differences between them?
2) How do you think both Will and Jim will grow up? Why or why not would their friendship continue into adulthood?
Bradbury writes SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES in the third person. Why do you think Bradbury chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would of changed if Bradbury wrote it in the first person?
Look at the structure of the novel.
1) How does Bradbury use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?
2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
3) Away from the main character examine the way Bradbury uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
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