The Witch of Blackbird Pond Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Elizabeth George Speare
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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 does the author note in Chapter 6 that is a touchy subject in Wethersfield?

2. What happens to Kit's grandfather that causes his death?

3. When Kit's grandfather dies, who is her only living relative left?

4. Who hands out new concessions of land grants?

5. What does William think about the new governor of the Colonies appointed by the King?

Short Essay Questions

1. What leisure activity is John shocked to discover Kit does and why is he shocked?

2. What does Mercy tell Kit happened to Rachel's two sons?

3. Who is John Holbrook and what warning does he give to Kit Tyler while they are aboard the Dolphin?

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

5. How is her relatives' house in the Colony different than Kit's house in Barbados?

6. How does Kit feel when William Ashby comes to court her?

7. On the journey up the river to Wethersfield, what observations does Kit make about some of her fellow passengers?

8. When they leave the morning prayer service, what news is Kit appalled to learn?

9. Who are the new people that Kit meets after prayer meeting?

10. How does Judith respond when Rachel suggests that she share her bed with Kit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women in the Colonies involved a lot of work. Please give some examples from the text that show the role of women. Compare and contrast the ways Kit adapts to this and her ability to do the work required to Judith and her ability.

Essay Topic 2

Please note who the main character is in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and list at least four minor characters and their roles in the story. How do these characters contribute to the story? Why are they included?

Essay Topic 3

Please explain the role that politics play in the story. What are the major political points brought up? Which characters hold strong political views? What views do they hold and why?

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