The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree Test | Final 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. Why does Adam have to go down to the river regularly?

2. What does Sam take to the barn to keep dry?

3. What stories had Henry fabricated?

4. What is in the pair of pants that Adam hangs in the closet?

5. What is the situation when Adam wakes the next morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adam start doing for his mother and how does he frighten himself?

2. What does Adam hear as he is going to bed and what does his pa say about it?

3. What does Sam bring back for Henry and what does he say when Rowena tells Sam about what Henry said to her?

4. What happens when Adam tries the dowsing stick a few times and what is his mother's response to what he tells her about it?

5. What do Rowena's parents hear and then learn when they investigate?

6. How does Rowena learn the truth about Henry's actions to her when he would visit Rowena's pa?

7. What does Rowena tell Henry and Sam and what is Henry's response?

8. What does Adam do after school and how do Eunice and Agatha and others treat him?

9. What does Adam's father say about Uncle Poot and what is Adam's response?

10. What does Sam say about Henry's stories?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The central character in each tale experiences a particularly challenging confrontation with his / her inability to achieve a driving desire, impulsively uses the wishing card s/he purchased from Thaddeus Blinn, and begins to suffer the consequences of that impulse. In this context, structure and theme can be seen to interrelate, the principle of cause and effect (i.e. this action causing that reaction causing this action, and so on and so on) coming into play in order to reinforce the work's central thematic contention that blindly following impulse is dangerous.

1. Chose one of the characters of Polly, Rowena or Adam and discuss, in depths ways in which their desire could have been achieved without a wish card. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think some of the consequences of using the wish card might still have happened if the characters had never met Blinn? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think impulsive behavior always has negative consequences? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and often times the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think The Wish Giveris? Explain your response.

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