Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Willy chooses to pretend to be a boy for some time for her own safety. At least twice in the book, she is sexually assaulted by a solider. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss the instances Willy is sexually harassed and why. Do you think she does anything to provoke such actions by the soldiers? How does Willy respond to the harassment? How would you respond in the present day and age? Did Willy have such options in her day?
2. One of the many unfortunate offshoots of war is the sexual abuse and rape of women. Why do you think this is true? Should soldiers be controlled better? Why do you think soldiers rape women who are on the "other side" when they would not dream of raping women in their own country?
3. Do you think sexual abuse for someone of Willy's age is less prevalent today? Why or why not? Do the laws adequately protect women today? Why or why not?
Willy Freeman is only thirteen when she witnesses her father brutally killed. She travels to New York in search of her mother. Discuss the following:
1. Does it seem possible that Willy could have done everything she does at her age? Explain using examples.
2. Do you think the children of Willy's age were more mature and independent then as compared to the children of the present? Why or why not? Use examples of Willy's actions from the text and compare how you think the typical thirteen year old would respond to the same situation today.
3. Does it seem possible that Horace could have done everything he does at his age? Explain using examples.
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).
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