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. What is it that Mae is looking at when she first wakes on the day before Jesse and Miles are to come home?

2. When does Mae say she'll be return home?

3. What member of the Tuck group did not drink from the spring?

4. What kind of pet does Winnie say she might like to have?

5. What color are Jesse's suspenders?

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 is the analogy Tuck explains of the pond?

3. Why do the Fosters believe the spring words?

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

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

6. What does Tuck mean when he says that Winnie is a "real, honest-to-goodness, natural child?"

7. What is Winnie's reaction to being kidnapped?

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

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

10. Why does Winnie decide not to run away?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is Winnie's presence at the Tuck household so welcome? Would any child have been equally welcomed?

Essay Topic 2

The Tucks have never been able to settle down anywhere for long while the Fosters have always lived in the same house on the same land. Compare this aspect of the two families, including the impact of their different lives on others.

Essay Topic 3

Describe three scenes in which there are extensive details of people, places, weather or events. Are these details necessary? Why or why not?

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