The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do the travelers hear as they journey through the forest?

2. What does the Wizard look like to the Tin Woodman?

3. Who does the witch attempt to starve, though unsuccessfully?

4. Who is flustered when the travelers arrive at the City of Emeralds and demand to see the Wizard?

5. Why does the Scarecrow want the answer to #31?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Dorothy and the Scarecrow finish their stories, what happens?

2. What does the Lion do in order to become the King of the Forest?

3. Why can't the winged monkeys help Dorothy get back to Kansas?

4. Who is the first person that Dorothy encounters as she travels to see the Wizard?

5. How is the Wizard's identity revealed to the travelers?

6. When Dorothy is to see the Wizard, what is she dressed in before she is taken to the throne room?

7. What does Glinda ask for in return for helping Dorothy return to Kansas?

8. Who are the miniature people, characterized by their blue dress?

9. After Dorothy kills the Wicked Witch of the West, who is happy to be free of the witch's spell?

10. Who greets Dorothy and calls Dorothy a great sorceress for killing the Wicked Witch of the East?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eventually, Dorothy manages to kill the witch by accident. Why do you think Baum make the witch's demise so simple? What is the significance of the scene in which Dorothy tosses the water on her? What does this say about evil and killing it?

Essay Topic 2

The witch longs for the silver shoes of Dorothy, going to great lengths to take them from her. Why do you think she doesn't try harder to get them? Why does the witch want them in the first place? Why can't a witch travel to new places on her own with magic? What do you think the silver shoes represent to the witch?

Essay Topic 3

The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman realize the danger of the poppies, but can not stop the others from falling asleep in the field. How could they have made it through this field without falling asleep? What could have been done differently? Or was the sleep unavoidable? Why or why not?

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