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

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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 do the two black men urge Lucy and Willy to do?

2. What does Willy encounter as she is sailing toward New York?

3. Why do Willy and her mother run toward the cow?

4. How does Willy distract her captives?

5. What does Willy do immediately after her visitor leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Willy trying to decide in the search for her mother?

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

3. What does Willy continue to do in Chapter 11?

4. How does Horace suggest Willy get into New York City?

5. Why is it lucky that Willy's uncle Jack is at home?

6. What are some of the choices Willy thinks about concerning what to do next?

7. Describe Willy's entry into the fort.

8. Describe Canvas Town.

9. What does Willy do after leaving the fort?

10. What prompts Willy to ride for the fort?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Slavery is a legal and established institution during the time of the setting for War Comes to Willy Freeman. Discuss the following:

1. Research and briefly outline the history of slavery in the United States. When did it become established there? Why? How long is slavery legal in the United States? How does slavery end?

2. Research and briefly outline the history of slavery in England. When did it become established there? Why? How long is slavery legal in the England? How does slavery end?

3. Discuss whether you think slaves would be more prone to support the Americans or the British and why.

4. Discuss the ethical/moral aspects of slavery.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of justice. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with justice? Why? What are some symbols of justice? Symbols of injustice? What characters seem to care about justice for themselves and others? Who seems to disregard the concept of justice?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of war. How does war impact three of the characters? Are any characters untouched by the war? Who? Why? Is the war just in the eyes of the Americans? The eyes of the British? How does war brutalize some people? Why? Is it possible to be honorable as a soldier at war? Were any soldiers portrayed as being honorable?

3. What do you think is the purpose of identifying and analyzing various themes of a work of fiction? Do you think reading fiction and understanding themes can make the reader change his/her thoughts or actions? Why or why not?

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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