The Witch of Blackbird Pond Test | Final 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 holiday does the new governor decide to change the date of?

2. What "proof" about Kit is found at Hannah's house?

3. What do some rowdy sailors put in the windows of the house William is building?

4. When Matthew initially hears of the townspeople trying to go after Hannah, how does he respond?

5. What does the act of hiding the charter mean to the king?

Short Essay Questions

1. While at Hannah's house delivering her gift from Nat, what does Kit notice about Prudence and what does she decide to do for the girl?

2. What news is brought to town by the militiamen?

3. What charges are brought against Kit at her trial? What is the punishment for these charges?

4. How does Nat treat Kit when the Dolphin comes back to dock in the autumn and why does he do this?

5. Why does Rachel give Kit a tart to take to Hannah?

6. What disturbance happens in Wethersfield on the night of All Hallows Eve?

7. What happens to Judith soon after John's departure for the militia? What then happens to Mercy and many others in town?

8. How does Matthew feel when he hears that Andros is now governor of Connecticut?

9. What does Prudence do and say in Kit's favor during her trial?

10. Why do the townspeople come to arrest Kit and what "proof" do they claim to have to support their arrest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Intolerance is a major theme in this novel. Please explain what intolerance is, how intolerance is seen in this novel, what parties are involved in the intolerance, and what the main cause of the intolerance is. Provide specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Please explain what the rising action is in a literary novel. Outline the rising action(s) found in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," and briefly explain what follows the rising action in a novel and what specifically follows the rising action in this story.

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