Tuck Everlasting 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. How many nights does Winnie say she has spent away from home?

2. Who owns the first cottage past the woods on the road to Treegap?

3. To what ride does the author compare the first week of August?

4. Who is it that yells at Winnie that lunch is ready?

5. What does Miles pull from his back pocket?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the stranger ask Winnie first and what does this seem to indicate?

2. Winnie indicates that she's going to do something the following day. What does she say she's going to do and why?

3. How is it that the Tucks learned of their immortality?

4. What is Mae's response when Tuck tells her that she shouldn't ride into town?

5. What are the three things the author says happens that appear to be mere coincidence?

6. What could Mae mean when she says that she, her husband and her sons have looked the same for eighty-seven years?

7. What are the changes that occur when the road to Treegap becomes the "property of people?"

8. What is the foreshadowing related to the spring itself?

9. What does Mae tell Tuck she plans to do while in Treegap?

10. Why does Jesse say that it feels "fine" to tell somebody the story of the remarkable spring?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the man say he plans to do with the spring? If this is a potential for making money, why haven' the Tucks done it?

Essay Topic 2

What part of the story does Winnie tell her family to explain her involvement with the Tuck family at the jail? Why doesn't she tell her parents the entire story?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the toad? Describe three scenes in which Winnie sees a toad and the significance of each scene. What might the toad represent?

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