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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does Willy mention when Mr. Fraunces questions her?
2. What is a Canvas Town?
3. Where do the cooks send Willy for tarts or other sweets?
4. What does Uncle Jack say when he sees Willy?
5. What do most people say about the female prisoners on the ships?
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
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?
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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