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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. Where does Aunt Betsy take Willy?
2. What does Willy say about her mother?
3. For whom does Willy say she works?
4. What else does Mr. Fraunces say Willy can do in New York?
5. What does Uncle Jack say when he sees Willy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mr. Goodrich want when he asks for Willy in the tavern one day?
2. What tips does Horace give Willy about lying when Willy lies about why she has no money?
3. How does Willy end up telling Mr. Fraunces the entire truth about herself?
4. How does Mr. Fraunces respond to what Willy tells him?
5. What does Willy learn about her mother's last three years?
6. Describe the scene in the courthouse when Willy goes up before the judge.
7. What is happening about peace talks starting in April of 1782?
8. How does Willy plan to get her letter delivered to her aunt Betsy?
9. What does Willy have to decide about seeing her mother, and why might it be dangerous?
10. What happens that makes Horace uncomfortable when he takes Willy to the kitchen of the Queen's Head for a meal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. Is War Comes to Willy Freeman action or character driven? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Willy Freeman from the beginning of the book to who she is at the end of the book. How are they similar? How are they different? Which character do you like more? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Mr. Goodrich and Mr. Fraunces. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in War Comes to Willy Freeman help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
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