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 react to teaching the young children?

2. What does Mercy tell Kit about their life in Wethersfield?

3. What is Kit's initial reaction to Wethersfield?

4. Why does no one live in the Great Meadow?

5. What state seems to be taking longer accepting a governor appointed by the monarchy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Kit first arrives in Wethersfield?

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

3. What is Matthew's opinion and fear about the coming of the new governor to the Colonies?

4. Describe Hannah's first interaction with Kit.

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

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

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

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

9. How is the town of Saybrook described?

10. What different work activities does Kit try her hand at in Chapter 4 and how does she handle them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Define narrative voice and the three most common types of narrative mode. What narrative mode is used in this novel? Please state whether or not you agree with the narrative mode the author uses in this novel and why.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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