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 does Matthew think about the Assembly's land-concessions move?

2. What does Kit consider Mercy to be?

3. Who is the only member of the Wood family not expected to attend prayer meeting?

4. What type of home does Kit grown up in?

5. How many days does it take the boat to make its way up the river to Wethersfield?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Rachel defend her niece's prayer-meeting attire to Matthew?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please note who the main character is in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and list at least four minor characters and their roles in the story. How do these characters contribute to the story? Why are they included?

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

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.

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