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. Who comes in when Willy and Horace are about to eat?

2. What does Mr. Goodrich urge Willy to do?

3. When does Willy get off the wagon?

4. What does Willy start doing once everyone knows she is a girl?

5. Why does Mr. Fraunces send Willy to the docks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Goodrich want when he asks for Willy in the tavern one day?

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

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

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

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

6. Describe Canvas Town.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of War Comes to Willy Freeman, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in War Comes to Willy Freeman. The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot. Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not? Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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