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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 kind of shoes is Winnie wearing when she gets into the rowboat with Tuck?
2. Which of the following is true of Winnie's beliefs?
3. What words are used to describe the fingers of the stranger?
4. What does Winnie say the music sounds like?
5. What are the only two living things Winnie has found on that particular morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Jesse say that it feels "fine" to tell somebody the story of the remarkable spring?
2. What is the significance of the dream Tuck is having when Mae wakes him up?
3. Winnie indicates that she's going to do something the following day. What does she say she's going to do and why?
4. What does Tuck mean when he says that he would get "back on the wheel" if he could?
5. What does the stranger ask Winnie first and what does this seem to indicate?
6. What does Tuck mean when he says that Winnie is a "real, honest-to-goodness, natural child?"
7. What could Mae mean when she says that she, her husband and her sons have looked the same for eighty-seven years?
8. Why does Winnie think the simple meal she shares with the Tuck family is "luxurious?"
9. Why do the Fosters believe the spring words?
10. What is the foreshadowing related to the spring itself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is it that Tuck tries to explain to Winnie about life and death? How does Winnie come to realize the truth of Tuck's words?
Essay Topic 2
What is the role of the constable in this story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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