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. In Chapter 7, what do Mercy and Judith tell Kit when the guests are gone?

2. How does John react when hearing that Kit can read and what she reads?

3. Which of the following best describes the Great Meadow?

4. Because the girls are busy trying on their new clothes, what is left undone?

5. How does Kit describe her Aunt's home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why are the schoolmaster and reverend upset when they come to the class to observe Mercy and Kit teaching?

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

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

5. What is William's initial opinion of the king's appointed governor coming to the Colonies?

6. What happens when Kit first arrives in Wethersfield?

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

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

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

10. What leisure activity is John shocked to discover Kit does and why is he shocked?

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

The role of women in the Colonies involved a lot of work. Please give some examples from the text that show the role of women. Compare and contrast the ways Kit adapts to this and her ability to do the work required to Judith and her ability.

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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