War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | 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. Why does Betsy cry when Willy is talking with her?

2. What does Willy learn that the neighbors thought about Willy?

3. What does Willy promise to Betsy that she will do?

4. Who tells Willy to gather up her possessions and come to Granny's home?

5. What does Colonel Ledyard do that is not required of him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Willy do after leaving the fort?

3. How does Willy get into the Fort?

4. Who is Granny Hyde, and what does she tell Willy?

5. How does Granny Hyde offer to help Willy?

6. What prompts Willy to ride for the fort?

7. What questions does Captain Ivers ask Willy? What worries Willy about his questions?

8. How does Willy travel to her aunt and uncle's home?

9. Why does Willy wish her father were home. and what does her mother say to that wish?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Characters are an important part of what makes War Comes to Willy Freeman interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Willy. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Horace. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Captain Ivers. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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