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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 Will do to his master?
2. How long does Will wait to see if Fritz comes?
3. What do Will and Beanpole have to do before they can move into the competitors' sleeping quarters?
4. What happens to Will as he enters the city?
5. What does Will's master decide is his and Will's relationship?
Short Essay Questions
1. When do Will and Beanpole arrive at the Games, who do they see there and what do they do when they arrive?
2. How does Will manage to see Fritz again?
3. What do the athletes do when they first arrive in the city?
4. What does Will's master do to him about what he found and what is Will's response?
5. What kind of tasks must Will do for his master?
6. What does Fritz tell Will he saw that indicated where the Tripods might live?
7. What does the city of the masters look like?
8. What happens as soon as Will arrives at his master's house?
9. What does Will's master decide is their relationship and what does he ask Will? What is Will's response?
10. When Will returns home after a long errand for his master what does he find out when he gets there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Will and Fritz volunteered to "go behind enemy lines" in order to learn about the Tripods. This is courage, doing something in spite of fear.
1. What is courage? It is defined in the dictionary as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. How is courage demonstrated? Given what you have seen of Will why would one call him courageous? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Discuss two situations, one during war and one during peace in which a great deal of courage would be needed to endure the situations.
3. Discuss the two sides to the following: Courage can be learned. One is either born with courage or not.
Essay Topic 2
Though this novel is probably more action driven rather than character driven, obviously there are several characters who make the novel what it is. Discuss one of the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Will and Fritz. Include their goals, sense of honor, abilities, and social skills.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Fritz and Beanpole.
3. Thoroughly analyze the character of Will discussing both his strong and weak points and how both affect the outcome of the plot.
Essay Topic 3
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Will is no exception. His determination and survival powers might contrast to his immaturity and temper. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Will demonstrates his determination. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Will's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.
3. Discuss how you think Will's admirable traits helped him perform his mission. Have his flaws impacted his mission at all? Do any of those who are with him seem to notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?
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