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. Why does Prudence's mother think of her?

2. What does Kit confess to Nat?

3. How do Prudence and Hannah respond to each other?

4. What is Nat doing when Kit arrives at Hannah's in Chapter 12?

5. What about autumn enchants Kit?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please compare and contrast dating or courting in Kit's time with dating or courting today. How does Kit seem to enjoy the method of courting in her time? How would you feel about having to live by the courting rules of Colonial times?

Essay Topic 2

Explain what makes a "coming-of-age" story. Does Kit's role in this novel fit the definition? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Liberty is an important aspect of the colonists' lives. Please: 1) Explain why liberty is so highly valued by the colonists, 2) Give some examples of how the colonists see liberty in their daily lives, and 3) Name one major symbol of liberty that the colonists esteem.

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