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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 a man ask Beetle to do when he believes she is someone else in Chapter 5?

2. What is Beetle sure of when she returns to the cottage in Chapter 4?

3. What does Beetle conclude about her appearance in Chapter 5?

4. What is the midwife's name?

5. Where do the tracks first lead to in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. What accident does Jane have in Chapter 5? What does she make Beetle do as a result?

2. What is discovered in the village one morning in Chapter 7?

3. What does Will tell Alyce after she rescues him from the river?

4. What forces Brat to be constantly moving from place to place?

5. What does Alyce offer the cat in Chapter 6?

6. What does Brat do for the woman in Chapter 1, and what does she receive in return?

7. How has Jane earned her position as midwife to the village?

8. What does Beetle call Jane and why?

9. Where does Alyce hear frightening noises coming from in Chapter 8? What do they turn out to be?

10. What does Beetle enjoy watching in Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of bravery in the novel. What are some examples of bravery in the novel? What are some examples of when Alyce must be brave despite her fears?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Karen Cushman, the author of the novel. What other works has she received recognition for? Do the other works have similar themes? Does she always write in the same genre?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the character Edward. What are his defining character traits? Describe his relationship with Alyce. How does Alyce's friendship with Edward benefit her? What does she learn from him? What is the significance of the cook's comment about their physical appearance?

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