The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree 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 Rowena's mother say she heard about Polly Kemp?

2. What does Polly wonder as Part 2 ends?

3. Who are Leland and Lenora?

4. Who has made their homes in the area of Coven Tree for decades?

5. Where do Blinn's customers have to press their thumb?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is narrator the best person to be narrating the story?

2. Why is Polly polite to everyone the next day at school?

3. How does Polly impress her teacher?

4. What does Polly want to ask her mother and why is she reluctant to do so?

5. Why does Polly go ahead and ask her mother and what is her mother's response?

6. What does Stew Meat do with his card?

7. What does Polly realize has happened?

8. What does Rowena hear in the woods and what does she find?

9. What does Polly talk about at tea, and what do Eunice and Agatha talk about?

10. What happens to Polly at recess and how do Leland and Lenora help her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "The Wish Giver" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "The Wish Giver" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider The Wish Giver a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in "The Wish Maker"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in "The Wish Giver" including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "The Wish Giver" and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Over the course of "The Wish Maker", all three young people grow as a person in both complexity and understanding. "The Wish Giver" might be considered a slice of their larger story of their "coming of age." It might be said that "The Wish Giver" is a "bildungsroman" of the three young wish users. Discuss the following:

1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.

2. Trace and analyze the character of one of the three young people as she/he changes from a more carefree, innocent child to a wiser, young person. What are the significant events that change them?

3. After thoroughly analyzing one of the three's growth throughout "The Wish Maker", do you think "The Wish Giver" could be considered their Coming of Age story? Why or why not?

4. Are there any other characters in "The Wish Giver" who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?

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