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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 suddenly frightens Willy as she is about to milk the cow?
2. Where is Willy determined to go?
3. How does Lucy get the cow?
4. What does Willy learn about her mother?
5. Why is Uncle Jack at home?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is Fort Griswold, and what is significant about the Fort?
2. Why does Willy end up staying in the fort during the fighting, and what does she do?
3. What does Willy's father say about seeing the British ships in the bay?
4. Who is the boy whom Willy helps? What do they do?
5. What does Willy tell her aunt she wants to do, and how does the aunt respond?
6. Describe the debate Willy has in her head concerning being an American versus a British subject.
7. Describe the first encounter between Willy and the Ivers.
8. Describe Willy's entry into the fort.
9. What do Willy and her aunt Betsy discuss concerning New York?
10. How does Willy slip away from the Ivers' household? Where does she go?
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
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
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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