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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 does the act of hiding the charter mean to the king?
2. What does Prudence come to the courtroom to do?
3. What crimes is Kit charged with at her trial?
4. Who comes to the Woods' house to help with Mercy in Chapter 17?
5. What does Nat insist on doing after dinner at Hannah's?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nat treat Kit when the Dolphin comes back to dock in the autumn and why does he do this?
2. What charges are brought against Kit at her trial? What is the punishment for these charges?
3. What news is brought to town by the militiamen?
4. What decisions does Governor Andros come to in Chapter 15 regarding land? What are the settlers' feelings about this?
5. How do Kit and Nat help Hannah stay safe as the mob of angry townspeople come for her?
6. How does Kit feel about fixing the roof with Nat?
7. Instead of going to the husking bee, what does John want to do and what is Judith's response to this?
8. When does corn husking take place and what is done at a corn husking?
9. After the trial, what realizations do William and Kit come to regarding their potential marriage?
10. Why do the townspeople come to arrest Kit and what "proof" do they claim to have to support their arrest?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Religion is mentioned throughout the novel. Please explain why religion is such an important topic throughout the novel and the effect it has on the story and its characters. Please use specific examples from the novel to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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