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?
Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not? Do you think War Comes to Willy Freeman ends on a happy note? Why or why not.
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of War Comes to Willy Freeman and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why War Comes to Willy Freeman is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Willy finally finds her mother only for her mother to die just after Willy sees her. What other examples of irony can you find in War Comes to Willy Freeman? Do you think irony enhances the book? Why or why not.
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from War Comes to Willy Freeman. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?
3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in War Comes to Willy Freeman and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices include allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of War Comes to Willy Freeman, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in War Comes to Willy Freeman. The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot. Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not? Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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