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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 does Winnie do when she passes by the strange man after having been kidnapped by the Tucks?
2. What member of the Tuck group did not drink from the spring?
3. What does Winnie's grandmother say is the source of the music they hear?
4. What kind of songs does Jesse sing?
5. What is the sound that makes Winnie stop crying?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the question posed about land ownership?
2. The author compares the first week of August to a Ferris wheel. What does the author say is the similarity?
3. Why does Jesse say that it feels "fine" to tell somebody the story of the remarkable spring?
4. Why does Winnie say she will go with the Fosters willingly?
5. What is the music Winnie, her grandmother and the stranger hear? What do they believe it to be?
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 three things the author says happens that appear to be mere coincidence?
8. What is Tuck's reaction when Winnie arrives with Mae and the boys?
9. What is the foreshadowing related to the spring itself?
10. Give two examples of imagery in the prologue.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Jesse and Miles are brothers but have very different attitudes about what they must do with their immortality. Discuss these differences in detail.
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