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. Who comes into town with reports from the militia?

2. Who is governor of the Connecticut Colony by Chapter 15?

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

4. How does Nat speak to Kit when the Dolphin returns to Wethersfield?

5. Whom does John tell Kit he is in love with?

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. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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 define the literary terms plot and subplot. Explain the major differences and provide detailed examples of both from the novel. What is the purpose of the subplot(s) in this novel?

Essay Topic 3

Please explain Kit's view of slavery and where her view comes from. Compare and contrast this with the Wethersfield view of slavery. Initially, how do you think Kit's view of slavery affects her view of hard manual labor? What is her view of doing work at the beginning of the book? How it is at the end?

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