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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. Where is Jordan at the moment?
2. What does Willy learn that the neighbors thought about Willy?
3. Who passes by Willy's house?
4. One does one of the black men ask Willy?
5. What does Colonel Ledyard do that is not required of him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Willy say about black men in the British army, and how do the two soldiers respond?
2. How does Willy travel to her aunt and uncle's home?
3. Why are Jack and his family no longer slaves?
4. Describe the first encounter between Willy and the Ivers.
5. What noise do Willy and Lucy hear, and what is the cause of the noise?
6. Why does Willy end up staying in the fort during the fighting, and what does she do?
7. Why is it lucky that Willy's uncle Jack is at home?
8. How does Willy describe her memory of the day before the battle at Fort Griswold?
9. Who is the boy whom Willy helps? What do they do?
10. What do Willy and her aunt Betsy discuss concerning New York?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of power in War Comes to Willy Freeman. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with power and/or have the most power? Why? What are some symbols of power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of fear in War Comes to Willy Freeman. Who is afraid? Why? Who provokes fear in others? How? Why? Is Willy a fearful person? Why or why not? Do you think she does things in spite of being afraid or because of being afraid? Or, sometimes one or the other? Give examples.
3. Trace and analyze the theme of change. Who changes in War Comes to Willy Freeman? Who seems to stay stagnant? What are the reasons the characters change who do so? Why do some characters not change? Do you think Willy's changes at the end of the book will last? Why or why not? What would it take to make Captain Ivers change? Do you think there is hope for Captain Ivers? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think War Comes to Willy Freeman is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the relationship of the United States to England of today with that of the two countries (or almost to be country) then. Do you think forgiveness took time?
2. Many countries who have fought bitterly in the past have excellent relations today. Discuss two such countries and analyze how you think those two countries were able to do so.
3. There are some countries that have never been able to reconcile their differences no matter how much time passes. Discuss two such countries and why you think they are unable to do so.
4. Discuss someone with whom you have had a very difficult time in the past and are now on friendly terms with. What changed? How were you able to reconcile your differences? Are you glad you did?
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