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 brothers and sisters does Winnie Foster have?

2. What surrounds the first house on the road to Treegap?

3. What is it that conceals the spring that bubbles up in the middle of the woods?

4. What are the only two living things Winnie has found on that particular morning?

5. Where does Tuck say is the best place to talk?

Short Essay Questions

1. List an instance of foreshadowing in the prologue of the book and tell what this foreshadowing seems to indicate.

2. What does the author say would likely be found by a traveler who entered the woods near the Fosters' house?

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

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

5. What is Tuck's reaction when Winnie arrives with Mae and the boys?

6. Give two examples of imagery in the prologue.

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

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

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

10. Why does Winnie say she wishes she had brothers or sisters?

Essay Topics

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

Describe Winnie's emotions during her time at the Tuck home. Are these reasonable for a young girl in Winnie's position? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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