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. What does Willy do?

2. Where is Jordan at the moment?

3. What does the black man do after that?

4. Who does Willy see when she wakes from her faint?

5. What does Willy think about instead of her father?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Willy tell her aunt she wants to do, and how does the aunt respond?

2. What does Willy say about black men in the British army, and how do the two soldiers respond?

3. How does Willy escape the American raiding party?

4. Why does Willy end up staying in the fort during the fighting, and what does she do?

5. How do the British treat the Americans after the Americans surrender?

6. What noise do Willy and Lucy hear, and what is the cause of the noise?

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

8. What does Lucy ask of her husband? How does he respond?

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

10. How does Willy describe her memory of the day before the battle at Fort Griswold?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Willy Freeman from the beginning of the book to who she is at the end of the book. How are they similar? How are they different? Which character do you like more? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Mr. Goodrich and Mr. Fraunces. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in War Comes to Willy Freeman help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give 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

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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