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 children did Miles have?

2. What does Mae do when they pass the strange man with Winnie astride the horse?

3. What is Mae leading when she comes into the thicket?

4. Which of the following was not part of the supper Winnie shares with the Tuck family her first night with them?

5. How many years ago did the Tucks come to the area?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the foreshadowing related to the spring itself?

5. Describe the conversation between Jesse and Winnie when Winnie asks for a drink from the spring.

6. Give two examples of imagery in the prologue.

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

8. How and why does Winnie's attitude about the Tucks suddenly change?

9. What is the analogy Tuck explains of the pond?

10. What does Tuck mean when he says that he would get "back on the wheel" if he could?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is Winnie trying to protect when she takes Mae's place in jail?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

How does the stranger know about the Tuck family? What would drive a person to spend his entire life in search of the Tucks and their secret?

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