Wishtree Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Applegate, Katherine
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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. About how old is Samar, according to Red?

2. What adjective does Bongo use to describe the people who observe Wishing Day by attaching objects to Red's branches?

3. Red states that what kind of animals name themselves upon the completion of their first flight?

4. Red claims in Chapter 4 that what aspect is a part of every true friendship?

5. In what month do Samar and her family move into a house located near Red?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss an instance when Applegate uses a simile to send a message about time.

2. In what parts of the world do people observe a tradition involving a wishing tree?

3. How is the theme of tranquility included within Red's introduction of Samar to the reader?

4. What happens every year on Wishing Day?

5. How do Red and Bongo act as character foils for one another?

6. For what reason does Applegate spend so much time discussing the naming of the species?

7. What kinds of illustrations are included in the first seven chapters of the novel and for what purpose?

8. What examples does Red provide when claiming that "There's a lot of give-and-take in nature" (25)?

9. What activities does Red wonder about experiencing and why?

10. Discuss one major conflict present within your reading of the novel Wishtree so far.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of Maeve within the narrative of Wishtree. How does Applegate use Maeve’s role to highlight themes and messages included within the overall narrative?

Essay Topic 2

What is the function of Bongo's character within the novel? Discuss the characterization methods used by Applegate in depicting Bongo and include in your discussion the reasons that Applegate portrays the character of Bongo in these particular ways.

Essay Topic 3

What messages does Applegate send to the audience about the themes of isolation and outreach?

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