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 warning does Matthew give Kit about living with them?

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

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

4. What does the author note in Chapter 6 that is a touchy subject in Wethersfield?

5. Who hands out new concessions of land grants?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the town of Saybrook described?

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

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

7. What does Judith share about the person who lives in the little house near the marshy pond?

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

9. How does Nat first meet Hannah?

10. What happens when Kit first arrives in Wethersfield?

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

Liberty is an important aspect of the colonists' lives. Please: 1) Explain why liberty is so highly valued by the colonists, 2) Give some examples of how the colonists see liberty in their daily lives, and 3) Name one major symbol of liberty that the colonists esteem.

Essay Topic 3

Please define the role of the "protagonist" and "antagonist" in a literary work. Describe one protagonist and one antagonist in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond." Note what makes them either the protagonist or antagonist, their relationship each other, and provide at least one clear example in which the protagonist and antagonist interact in a contentious situation.

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