War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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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

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 2

War Comes to Willy Freeman is set during the time of the American Revolutionary War in the Northeast of what will later become the United States. Discuss the following:

1. Research and write an informative essay about the highlights of the American Revolutionary War, particularly along the Eastern seaboard from Connecticut to New York City. What are the major battles that take place there? Was there a battle that took place near Stratford, Connecticut?

2. Compare/Contrast the differences between the British fighting techniques and the American fighting techniques during the American Revolutionary War. What are some of the contributing factors to the Americans winning the war?

3. Research and write an informative essay on the treatment of prisoners during the American Revolutionary War by both the Americans and the British. How did they differ? How were they alike? Would the treatment have violated the Geneva Convention if it had been in force at that time? Was the treatment moral? Humane?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the relationship of the United States to England of today with that of the two countries (or almost to be country) then. Do you think forgiveness took time?

2. Many countries who have fought bitterly in the past have excellent relations today. Discuss two such countries and analyze how you think those two countries were able to do so.

3. There are some countries that have never been able to reconcile their differences no matter how much time passes. Discuss two such countries and why you think they are unable to do so.

4. Discuss someone with whom you have had a very difficult time in the past and are now on friendly terms with. What changed? How were you able to reconcile your differences? Are you glad you did?

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