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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 Mr. Fraunces tell Willy about the tavern?
2. What does Willy decide to pretend?
3. What else does Mr. Fraunces say Willy can do in New York?
4. What college do Willy and Mr. Goodrich pass on the way to the courthouse?
5. What are being used to house prisoners?
Short Essay Questions
1. What tips does Horace give Willy about lying when Willy lies about why she has no money?
2. How does Mr. Fraunces respond to what Willy tells him?
3. What does Willy's Uncle Jack say when Willy finds him in the barn?
4. How does Willy get a letter written to her aunt Betsy?
5. What does Mr. Goodrich want when he asks for Willy in the tavern one day?
6. What does Willy learn from a woman to whom she speaks in Canvas Town?
7. Why does Mr. Fraunces pay both Willy and Horace, and why does Willy have trouble saving her pay?
8. How long has Willy's father been dead, and how is Willy feeling about her life?
9. Why does Willy decide to stay dressed in britches?
10. What does Willy continue to do in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Willy chooses to pretend to be a boy for some time for her own safety. At least twice in the book, she is sexually assaulted by a solider. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss the instances Willy is sexually harassed and why. Do you think she does anything to provoke such actions by the soldiers? How does Willy respond to the harassment? How would you respond in the present day and age? Did Willy have such options in her day?
2. One of the many unfortunate offshoots of war is the sexual abuse and rape of women. Why do you think this is true? Should soldiers be controlled better? Why do you think soldiers rape women who are on the "other side" when they would not dream of raping women in their own country?
3. Do you think sexual abuse for someone of Willy's age is less prevalent today? Why or why not? Do the laws adequately protect women today? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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