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Elizabeth George Speare
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Rachel and Mercy make for Kit?
(a) A picture of her home in Barbados.
(b) A doll.
(c) A plain calico dress.
(d) A quilt.

2. Who arrives while Kit is visiting Hannah in Chapter 10?
(a) Mr. Holbrook.
(b) William Ashby.
(c) Nat Eaton.
(d) Matthew.

3. Whose reaction does Judith wonder about when they see her in the new clothes?
(a) Her mother's.
(b) Kittie's.
(c) William's.
(d) Her father's.

4. How does Nat view slavery?
(a) He believes it is good and right.
(b) He is vehemently against it.
(c) He could care less either way.
(d) He is not sure how he feels about it.

5. What is the name of the port where Kit first goes ashore on her way to Wethersfield?
(a) Tortuga.
(b) Saybrook.
(c) Mastown
(d) Englesbrook.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item does Prudence accidentally drop in the water?

2. Which sister tends to be more patient with Kit as she tries to learn the chores?

3. What news from the town selectmen does Mercy have for Kit when she returns home from the Great Meadow?

4. What type of political outlook does Kit's grandfather adhere to?

5. Who is Dr. Bulkeley?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do her cousins respond to Kit's inability to do chores?

2. What role does Kit think Mercy plays in the Wood household?

3. What is William's initial opinion of the king's appointed governor coming to the Colonies?

4. Why do the townspeople come to arrest Kit and what "proof" do they claim to have to support their arrest?

5. What do the inspectors do after they are angered by what they see at the dame school?

6. What happens when Kit first arrives in Wethersfield?

7. In Chapter 6, what role is Andros playing in the Colonies?

8. What information does Judith share with Kit about the Great Meadow?

9. What story does Kit share with her relatives when she first arrives, telling them how she came to be penniless?

10. What is the reaction Kit receives when she jumps into the water to rescue the dropped doll?

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