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 are two sentiments that are deeply ingrained in the Colonies?

2. What is Mr. Holbrook studying to be?

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

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

5. What meal does Kit try to help make?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nat first meet Hannah?

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

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

4. Describe Hannah's first interaction with Kit.

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

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

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

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

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

10. How is the town of Saybrook described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain what scapegoats are and what purpose they serve. Who becomes a scapegoat in this novel? What circumstances lead to them becoming a scapegoat and who is making them a scapegoat?

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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