War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | 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 does Willy do when she feels guilty for spending her money foolishly?

2. What rumor did Captain Ivers spread?

3. What is the "Queen's Head"?

4. In what month is there word that the British have officially lost the war?

5. How do people make temporary housing in Canvas Town?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of justice. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with justice? Why? What are some symbols of justice? Symbols of injustice? What characters seem to care about justice for themselves and others? Who seems to disregard the concept of justice?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of war. How does war impact three of the characters? Are any characters untouched by the war? Who? Why? Is the war just in the eyes of the Americans? The eyes of the British? How does war brutalize some people? Why? Is it possible to be honorable as a soldier at war? Were any soldiers portrayed as being honorable?

3. What do you think is the purpose of identifying and analyzing various themes of a work of fiction? Do you think reading fiction and understanding themes can make the reader change his/her thoughts or actions? Why or why not?

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