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 decision does Mr. Kimberly make about closing the school?

2. How does Judith describe Hannah Tupper?

3. Who raises Kit?

4. How is Kit received when her aunt learns that she has come to live with them?

5. In Chapter 7, what important responsibility has William recently been given?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rachel respond when she learns that Kit is spending time with Hannah?

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

3. How does Kit's aunt receive her niece?

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

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

6. When the guests leave in Chapter 7, what do Mercy and Judith share with Kit and how does this make her feel?

7. How does Matthew react when he sees the dresses Kit has given his daughters?

8. What special prayer does the revered make in the next prayer service and what is Kit's opinion of this?

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

10. What causes a tense moment between Dr. Bulkeley and Matthew while they are dining together at the Woods' house after prayer meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please define conflict in the literary sense. Outline the main conflict in "The Witch at Blackbird Pond," and use at least three examples that support your view of what the main conflict is.

Essay Topic 2

Define the act of characterization in a novel and its importance. Please choose one character from the novel and explain how the author uses characterization in relation to this character.

Essay Topic 3

Intolerance is a major theme in this novel. Please explain what intolerance is, how intolerance is seen in this novel, what parties are involved in the intolerance, and what the main cause of the intolerance is. Provide specific examples from the book.

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