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 changes in Prudence does the reader see in Chapter 16?

2. Who is left out again from the corn-husking festivities?

3. What animal do the townspeople think Hannah has turned herself into in order to escape?

4. What rumor does Nat hear when he returns with the Dolphin to Wethersfield?

5. What are those individuals called who are against the rule of the king in the colonies?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Prudence's parents view her and treat her?

3. When does corn husking take place and what is done at a corn husking?

4. Where is Kit taken when she is arrested and who comes to visit her?

5. How does Kit feel about fixing the roof with Nat?

6. After the trial, what realizations do William and Kit come to regarding their potential marriage?

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

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

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

10. How do Kit and Nat help Hannah stay safe as the mob of angry townspeople come for her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please explain the process that Kit goes through in adapting to her new life in Wethersfield. Give a general overview of her adjustment to the life there, from her arrival to the final chapter in the novel. What are some ways Kit is successful in adjusting to Wethersfield? What are some ways Kit is unsuccessful or unwilling to adapt?

Essay Topic 2

Please describe Kit's first interaction with Hannah. What is Kit's initial reaction to Hannah? How does Kit's view and opinion of Hannah change in the course of their first meeting? Throughout the novel? Why?

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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