War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Collier
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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 Captain Ivers order Willy to do?

2. Why is Uncle Jack at home?

3. What does Jordan have to avoid when he goes to warn the Americans?

4. One does one of the black men ask Willy?

5. Who is Captain Ivers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Willy's first meeting with her aunt Betsy.

2. Where is Fort Griswold, and what is significant about the Fort?

3. What happens when a British soldier finds Willy?

4. How does Granny Hyde offer to help Willy?

5. How does Willy escape the American raiding party?

6. Why are Jack and his family no longer slaves?

7. How does Willy slip away from the Ivers' household? Where does she go?

8. What does Lucy ask of her husband? How does he respond?

9. What noise do Willy and Lucy hear, and what is the cause of the noise?

10. What does Willy tell her aunt she wants to do, and how does the aunt respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. Is War Comes to Willy Freeman action or character driven? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in War Comes to Willy Freemank. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Collier chooses the symbols he does? Do you think Collier consciously decides upon the symbols to represent various elements of War Comes to Willy Freemank? Why or why not.

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in War Comes to Willy Freeman. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Collier chooses the metaphors he does?

3. Discuss Collier's use (or lack ) of literary devices, such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc. How do they add or detract from the story? Does Collier use too many or too few literary techniques? State to which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in War Comes to Willy Freeman.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of War Comes to Willy Freeman. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of War Comes to Willy Freeman. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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