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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. When does Willy get off the wagon?
2. Why does Mr. Fraunces send Willy to the docks?
3. What rumor did Captain Ivers spread?
4. What does Mr. Goodrich tell Willy when he comes to the tavern?
5. What do Willy and Horace share since arriving at the tavern?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Willy learn about her mother's last three years?
2. How does Horace suggest Willy get into New York City?
3. What does Willy continue to do in Chapter 11?
4. What is happening about peace talks starting in April of 1782?
5. What does Willy's Uncle Jack say when Willy finds him in the barn?
6. Describe Canvas Town.
7. What does Willy have to decide about seeing her mother, and why might it be dangerous?
8. Why does Willy decide to stay dressed in britches?
9. How does Mr. Goodrich question Willy concerning her freedom papers, and what does he urge her to do?
10. How does Mr. Fraunces respond to what Willy tells him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Willy Freeman is only thirteen when she witnesses her father brutally killed. She travels to New York in search of her mother. Discuss the following:
1. Does it seem possible that Willy could have done everything she does at her age? Explain using examples.
2. Do you think the children of Willy's age were more mature and independent then as compared to the children of the present? Why or why not? Use examples of Willy's actions from the text and compare how you think the typical thirteen year old would respond to the same situation today.
3. Does it seem possible that Horace could have done everything he does at his age? Explain using examples.
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 one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Willy finally finds her mother only for her mother to die just after Willy sees her. What other examples of irony can you find in War Comes to Willy Freeman? Do you think irony enhances the book? Why or why not.
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from War Comes to Willy Freeman. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?
3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in War Comes to Willy Freeman and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices include allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.
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