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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 the woman want in exchange for more information about Willy's mother?
2. What does Willy notice about the Queen's Head?
3. What does Horace insist upon after learning about Willy being a girl?
4. How does Willy get some medicine for Lucy?
5. What does Aunt Betsy realize that Uncle Jack does not?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Willy trying to decide in the search for her mother?
2. How do the British treat the American prisoners who are disembarking from the prison ships?
3. What does Willy's Uncle Jack say when Willy finds him in the barn?
4. How does Willy feel about what Mr. Goodrich tells her?
5. How does Willy plan to get her letter delivered to her aunt Betsy?
6. Describe the scene in the courthouse when Willy goes up before the judge.
7. What does Willy learn from the woman when Willy returns to Canvas Town with some money?
8. Why does Willy want to go to Canvas Town and how does she trick Horace in going with her?
9. Why does Mr. Fraunces send Willy to the dock in April?
10. What does Willy learn from a woman to whom she speaks in Canvas Town?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think War Comes to Willy Freeman is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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
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?
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