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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 words does the stranger use to describe the people who took Winnie?
2. What sound does Winnie think she hears from inside the jail?
3. What does Mae say is the reason Miles and Winnie didn't catch any fish?
4. What does the constable say about the man in the yellow suit?
5. What does Winnie pour on the toad?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the conditions of the trade the stranger proposes?
2. What is revealed about the constable during his conversations with the stranger?
3. Winnie wishes that the man would die, but then that he would live. Why is she torn on this point?
4. What is the last thing Jesse says to Winnie and what does he mean by it?
5. What does the stranger say is his plan for the stream and what role does he want the Tucks to play?
6. What is it about the mosquito that makes Winnie suddenly decide to keep the secret of the spring?
7. What is the advantage Winnie gains from the situation at the jail with regard to children her own age?
8. What does Winnie think about after she's poured the bottle of water on the toad?
9. What's the reaction of Winnie's family when the constable tells them that Winnie had apparently gone with the Tucks of her own free will?
10. What questions does the constable ask in an effort to get a conversation going during the trip to the Tucks' house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Jesse and Miles are brothers but have very different attitudes about what they must do with their immortality. Discuss these differences in detail.
Essay Topic 3
Describe three scenes in which there are extensive details of people, places, weather or events. Are these details necessary? Why or why not?
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