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. Why can't many of the prisoners walk?

2. How does Willy get some medicine for Lucy?

3. How does Willy want to get into New York?

4. What is Mr. Fraunces' response to Willy's tale about her past?

5. Why is Horace uncomfortable?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Canvas Town.

2. What happens that makes Horace uncomfortable when he takes Willy to the kitchen of the Queen's Head for a meal?

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

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

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

6. What does Willy learn from the woman when Willy returns to Canvas Town with some money?

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

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

9. How does Horace suggest Willy get into New York City?

10. What is Willy trying to decide in the search for her mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

War Comes to Willy Freeman is set during the time of the American Revolutionary War in the Northeast of what will later become the United States. Discuss the following:

1. Research and write an informative essay about the highlights of the American Revolutionary War, particularly along the Eastern seaboard from Connecticut to New York City. What are the major battles that take place there? Was there a battle that took place near Stratford, Connecticut?

2. Compare/Contrast the differences between the British fighting techniques and the American fighting techniques during the American Revolutionary War. What are some of the contributing factors to the Americans winning the war?

3. Research and write an informative essay on the treatment of prisoners during the American Revolutionary War by both the Americans and the British. How did they differ? How were they alike? Would the treatment have violated the Geneva Convention if it had been in force at that time? Was the treatment moral? Humane?

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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