War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Willy decide to pretend?

2. What would stop Willy from reaching the city?

3. What does Horace insist upon after learning about Willy being a girl?

4. What is a Canvas Town?

5. Why is Willy hesitant about pursuing the information Mr. Goodrich brings?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Willy plan to get her letter delivered to her aunt Betsy?

2. How does Willy end up telling Mr. Fraunces the entire truth about herself?

3. What does Willy learn from a woman to whom she speaks in Canvas Town?

4. How does Willy get a letter written to her aunt Betsy?

5. Describe the scene in the courthouse when Willy goes up before the judge.

6. How does Willy get into an uncomfortable situation with Horace because he thinks she is a boy?

7. Describe Canvas Town.

8. How does Mr. Fraunces respond to what Willy tells him?

9. How does Willy feel about what Mr. Goodrich tells her?

10. What does Mr. Goodrich want when he asks for Willy in the tavern one day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of power in War Comes to Willy Freeman. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with power and/or have the most power? Why? What are some symbols of power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of fear in War Comes to Willy Freeman. Who is afraid? Why? Who provokes fear in others? How? Why? Is Willy a fearful person? Why or why not? Do you think she does things in spite of being afraid or because of being afraid? Or, sometimes one or the other? Give examples.

3. Trace and analyze the theme of change. Who changes in War Comes to Willy Freeman? Who seems to stay stagnant? What are the reasons the characters change who do so? Why do some characters not change? Do you think Willy's changes at the end of the book will last? Why or why not? What would it take to make Captain Ivers change? Do you think there is hope for Captain Ivers? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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