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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 discover that Jesse and Miles wore to go swimming?
2. What is the news that Tuck gets urging him to come back to the house?
3. How many years ago did the Tucks come to the area?
4. What does Tuck say he's going to do while Mae goes to Treegap?
5. Which of these words does the author use to describe the first week of August?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the dream Tuck is having when Mae wakes him up?
2. What is Tuck's reaction when Winnie arrives with Mae and the boys?
3. Why does Jesse say that it feels "fine" to tell somebody the story of the remarkable spring?
4. The author compares the first week of August to a Ferris wheel. What does the author say is the similarity?
5. Why does Winnie decide not to run away?
6. Give two examples of imagery in the prologue.
7. What is the music Winnie, her grandmother and the stranger hear? What do they believe it to be?
8. How and why does Winnie's attitude about the Tucks suddenly change?
9. What are the three things the author says happens that appear to be mere coincidence?
10. What is the analogy Tuck explains of the pond?
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 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 3
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.
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