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 the first creature Winnie hears when she and Tuck get into the rowboat at the pond?

2. What do Jesse, Mae, Miles and Winnie have to eat on the way back to the Tucks' house?

3. What color is the Tuck house?

4. What is the name of the village where Mae is going?

5. What does Winnie discover is the only rule during the meal?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the significance of the dream Tuck is having when Mae wakes him up?

4. Why do the Fosters believe the spring words?

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

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

7. What does the stranger ask Winnie first and what does this seem to indicate?

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

9. The author compares the first week of August to a Ferris wheel. What does the author say is the similarity?

10. List an instance of foreshadowing in the prologue of the book and tell what this foreshadowing seems to indicate.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Winnie's life prior to her chance encounter with the Tuck family. How is her life different after that encounter?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

List two instances of foreshadowing. What is the role of foreshadowing in literature? Is the author successful in the use of foreshadowing in this story?

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