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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 time does the stranger appear at the Foster's gate?
2. Where does Tuck say is the best place to talk?
3. What is the news that Tuck gets urging him to come back to the house?
4. Which of the following was not part of the supper Winnie shares with the Tuck family her first night with them?
5. How many pockets are there in Mae's skirt?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Winnie's reaction and explanation for the mess at the Tuck house?
2. What is the significance of the dream Tuck is having when Mae wakes him up?
3. What is the foreshadowing related to the spring itself?
4. What does Mae tell Tuck she plans to do while in Treegap?
5. Why does Winnie decide not to run away?
6. How and why does Winnie's attitude about the Tucks suddenly change?
7. The author compares the first week of August to a Ferris wheel. What does the author say is the similarity?
8. Why do the Fosters believe the spring words?
9. What are the changes that occur when the road to Treegap becomes the "property of people?"
10. What does Tuck mean when he says that Winnie is a "real, honest-to-goodness, natural child?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tuck looks at the stranger with great envy as the man seems about to die. Why does Tuck envy a man who is likely to die? Would Jesse and Miles have likely felt the same as their father?
Essay Topic 2
Winnie faces a dilemma when the stranger has been injured regarding what she should wish for. What is this dilemma and what does Winnie come to realize about the situation?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Winnie's life prior to her chance encounter with the Tuck family. How is her life different after that encounter?
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