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

James Collier
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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

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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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