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 cargo is Nat's ship carrying in Chapter 14?

2. What is Kit's response when William proposes?

3. When the Dolphin is back in port, what does Nat bring back for Hannah?

4. With the coming of winter, what is Kit's emotional state?

5. What does William's response to Kit's trial make her realize?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What decisions does Governor Andros come to in Chapter 15 regarding land? What are the settlers' feelings about this?

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

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

10. What plan do Kit and Prudence undertake to teach Prudence to read?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Define the act of characterization in a novel and its importance. Please choose one character from the novel and explain how the author uses characterization in relation to this character.

Essay Topic 3

Define what a setting is in a novel. Please explain the purpose of the setting and what the overall setting is in this novel. Provide three examples of more specific settings that occur in pivotal moments of the novel. Explain why a setting is so important to the overall story.

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