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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 is Nat doing when Kit arrives at Hannah's in Chapter 12?
2. Why do the townspeople come to Matthew's door saying they are going to get Hannah?
3. Where does Nat think to take Hannah to keep her safe?
4. Where does Prudence meet with Kit to learn to read?
5. What holiday does the new governor decide to change the date of?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does corn husking take place and what is done at a corn husking?
2. What charges are brought against Kit at her trial? What is the punishment for these charges?
3. How does Nat treat Kit when the Dolphin comes back to dock in the autumn and why does he do this?
4. How does Kit feel about fixing the roof with Nat?
5. How does Matthew feel when he hears that Andros is now governor of Connecticut?
6. What disturbance happens in Wethersfield on the night of All Hallows Eve?
7. What decisions does Governor Andros come to in Chapter 15 regarding land? What are the settlers' feelings about this?
8. 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?
9. Why does Rachel give Kit a tart to take to Hannah?
10. After the trial, what realizations do William and Kit come to regarding their potential marriage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Please note who the main character is in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and list at least four minor characters and their roles in the story. How do these characters contribute to the story? Why are they included?
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
Explain what makes a "coming-of-age" story. Does Kit's role in this novel fit the definition? Why or why not?
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