War Comes to Willy Freeman Test | Final Test - Hard

James Collier
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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 is a Canvas Town?

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

3. What does Willy learn from the woman she first encounters in Canvas Town?

4. Why does Willy end up telling Mr. Fraunces the entire truth of her past?

5. Where does Willy think Mr. Fraunces' loyalties might lie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What tips does Horace give Willy about lying when Willy lies about why she has no money?

2. Why does Willy decide to stay dressed in britches?

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

4. How long has Willy's father been dead, and how is Willy feeling about her life?

5. What does Willy have to decide about seeing her mother, and why might it be dangerous?

6. What is happening about peace talks starting in April of 1782?

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

8. What happens that makes Willy hang up a horse blanket in her part of the loft where she sleeps?

9. What does Willy continue to do in Chapter 11?

10. How do the British treat the American prisoners who are disembarking from the prison ships?

Essay Topics

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

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 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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