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. Red declares to the reader that Samar's first wish is the first wish anyone has undertaken in how long?

2. What kind of tree that lives in Los Angeles insists on being called Karma?

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

4. Red reports that Samar uses a whisper to wish for what?

5. Bongo offer to "make a deposit" (49) on the head of the lanky boy for carving into Red's trunk for what length of time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Red explains that hollows in trees occur for all sorts of reasons. Name five.

2. How does Red surmise that the carving by the lanky boy is "meant to hurt" (43)?

3. For what reason does Red call Samar a "visitor" (27)?

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

5. What is ironic about the expression on the lanky boy's face as he defaces Red's trunk?

6. What aspect of Red's provision of shelter is unprecedented the year that is depicted in the narrative?

7. What happens every year on Wishing Day?

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

9. Discuss the significance of Wishtree's dedication and epigraph.

10. What negative effects does it have upon a tree to carve into it, according to Red?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What messages does Applegate send about hope within the narrative of Wishtree and what themes are employed in order to send these messages to the reader?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Determine Applegate’s message within the novel Wishtree regarding the idea of personal responsibility.

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