Something Wicked This Way Comes 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 Halloway think women are?

2. Who do the boys call in Chapter 24?

3. What do Jim and Will see flying above the train?

4. Who wrote the Funeral March?

5. What state is Green Town in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What wakes up Jim and Will during the night?

2. How does Jim upset Will at the end of Chapter 21?

3. What does the reader learn about Jim in Chapter 9?

4. What happens when Cooger rides on the carousel?

5. What story do Will and Jim tell the lightning rod salesman?

6. What are Jim and Will's feelings about the Mirror Maze?

7. What does Mr. Halloway say about white hat and black hat books?

8. What disappoints the boys about the carnival the next day?

9. How do Jim and Will react differently to watching the Theater?

10. What is strange about the carnival and its people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES greatly influenced modern horror. Choose a book written after the novel that you think was influenced by it and discuss there similarities in terms of

a) plot

b) character

c) themes.

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