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 Horace say is the key to telling lies?

2. Who is Horace?

3. Why does Willy hang a horse blanket in the loft?

4. What is the woman like whom Willy and Horace first encounter in Canvas Town?

5. What are in abundance at Canvas Town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Canvas Town.

2. Why does Willy want to go to Canvas Town and how does she trick Horace in going with her?

3. What does Willy learn about her mother's last three years?

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

5. What does Willy's Uncle Jack say when Willy finds him in the barn?

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

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

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

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

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

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

War Comes to Willy Freeman could be said to be a "bildungsroman" of Willy Freeman. Discuss the following:

1. Define the concepts "bildungsroman" and "coming of age."

2. Thoroughly trace and analyze War Comes to Willy Freeman as a bildungsroman of Willy Freeman. Give specific examples. What does Willy learn? How has she changed? Is the change for the better?

3. Why do you think many novels/stories written for teens are "coming of age" stories? Do you think it is good for teens to read this genre? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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