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. How does Kit feel when the reverend says a prayer for Mercy and her affliction?

2. Where is Kit traveling from on the Dolphin?

3. What meal does Kit try to help make?

4. What warning does Matthew give Kit about living with them?

5. What is the name of the woman who has taken Kit under her wing on the Dolphin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who in the community and in the Wood family is expected to go to prayer meeting?

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

3. How does the author describe Kit's relatives?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How are Mercy and Kit's approaches to teaching the children different?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please explain Kit's view of slavery and where her view comes from. Compare and contrast this with the Wethersfield view of slavery. Initially, how do you think Kit's view of slavery affects her view of hard manual labor? What is her view of doing work at the beginning of the book? How it is at the end?

Essay Topic 2

Please compare and contrast dating or courting in Kit's time with dating or courting today. How does Kit seem to enjoy the method of courting in her time? How would you feel about having to live by the courting rules of Colonial times?

Essay Topic 3

Please define a static and dynamic character. Provide on example of each type of character from "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," explaining why he or she is static or dynamic.

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