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 sort of rumors are flying about in Chapter 11?

2. What does Aunt Betsy realize that Uncle Jack does not?

3. Why is Horace uncomfortable?

4. Whom does Willy go to see for help?

5. What does Mr. Fraunces tell Willy to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Canvas Town.

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

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

5. Why does Mr. Fraunces pay both Willy and Horace, and why does Willy have trouble saving her pay?

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

7. Why does Mr. Fraunces send Willy to the dock in April?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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