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 Jordan have to avoid when he goes to warn the Americans?

2. Who has told Willy's uncle about New York?

3. What does Captain Ivers say he needs Dan to do?

4. Who comes in the house and demands to know who Willy is?

5. Who are Betsy and Jack Arabus?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Willy decide to stay dressed in britches?

3. How does the Freeman family obtain a cow, and what does it symbolize to Lucy?

4. How does Willy escape the American raiding party?

5. What does Willy learn from a woman to whom she speaks in Canvas Town?

6. How does Mr. Fraunces respond to what Willy tells him?

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

8. What does Willy do after leaving the fort?

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

10. Describe the debate Willy has in her head concerning being an American versus a British subject.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

War Comes to Willy Freeman might be considered a tale of good versus evil. Discuss the following:

1. What does it mean for a story to be a tale of good versus evil?

2. Is any one person, group, or country all good or all evil?

3. Identify three characters you would label as good and explain, using examples, your reasoning.

4. Identify three characters you would label as evil and explain, using examples, your reasoning.

5. Do you think most people prefer good to triumph? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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