War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | Final Test - Hard

James Collier
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Mr. Fraunces' response to Willy's tale about her past?

2. What does Willy scream at Captain Ivers?

3. What does Mr. Fraunces tell Willy to do?

4. Why is Jack in trouble with Captain Ivers?

5. What example set by Horace does Willy say she'll do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many authors if queried would admit that they have an agenda for writing a particular novel. Discuss the following:

1. Define and give examples of the concept of "author agenda."

2. Do you think Collier has an agenda in mind when he writes War Comes to Willy Freeman?

3. What do you think would be Collier's agenda(s) (if he has one)? Give examples to illustrate how the agenda is fulfilled.

4. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

5. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

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

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss War Comes to Willy Freeman based upon your criteria of a successful novel. Is War Comes to Willy Freeman a successful novel?

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if the novel is written for young teens rather than adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider War Comes to Willy Freeman a successful novel? What about young teens?

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