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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Merriman when Will starts talking to Max?
(a) He falls on the ice.
(b) He melts.
(c) He vanishes.
(d) He coughs.

2. What happens to Will's family when he arrives back home from the other time?
(a) They eat breakfast.
(b) They are spirited away to another time.
(c) They wake up.
(d) They hug him.

3. What song do Will, James, and his siblings carol for the Rector?
(a) Noel.
(b) O' Christmas Tree.
(c) Merry Christmas.
(d) Nowell.

4. What does Merriman accuse Will of doing every spring at Huntercombe Manor?
(a) Sneaking in to watch the flowers.
(b) Sneaking onto the second floor.
(c) Sitting down to drink tea.
(d) Breaking into the manor.

5. On Christmas Eve, what emotion is running through the Stanton family?
(a) Delight.
(b) Horror.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the stranger ask Will at the blacksmith's hut?

2. Who is snoring from the other bed when Will wakes up?

3. What does the iron ornament do to Will's fingers?

4. Who steps out of the shadows after Will demands his item from the Walker and calls to him?

5. When Will walks home from town, what street does he decide to go down?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the end results of Will's actions at the manor?

2. What is the importance of music in the Midwinter Day section of the novel?

3. What is unusual about Will and his siblings' visit to Miss Greythorne's manor for caroling?

4. How does Will demonstrate his immaturity when the Dark begins to rise?

5. What ordinary Christmas decoration does Mr. Dawson persuade the Stantons to take with them?

6. Why does Will use his powers to put the branch on fire?

7. Why is the Rider unable to take the Walker and Will?

8. In what ways does Mr. Dawson provide clues to both Will and the reader that Will is more than he seems and that things are going to be different for Will?

9. How does the author demonstrate that something strange is happening to Will?

10. What role does Huntercombe Lane play in the second section, Midwinter's Day, of the novel?

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