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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. Why does Mae say they had to bring Winnie home with them?
2. What does Winnie learn about Augustus Tuck trying to kill himself to prove whether he was truly immortal?
3. What does the man say he's looking for?
4. What does Mae say the loft of their home is used for?
5. How often does Mae Tuck make this journey?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Tuck mean when he says that Winnie is a "real, honest-to-goodness, natural child?"
2. What do Mae and the boys do to Winnie after she was asking for a drink from the spring?
3. What does the stranger ask Winnie first and what does this seem to indicate?
4. Why does Winnie decide not to run away?
5. Give two examples of imagery in the prologue.
6. The author compares the first week of August to a Ferris wheel. What does the author say is the similarity?
7. List an instance of foreshadowing in the prologue of the book and tell what this foreshadowing seems to indicate.
8. What is the significance of the dream Tuck is having when Mae wakes him up?
9. Why does Winnie say she wishes she had brothers or sisters?
10. What does Mae tell Tuck she plans to do while in Treegap?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the role of the constable in this story?
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
What is the role of the man in the yellow suit to this story? Why is the man never named?
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