The Witch Of Blackbird Pond Novel! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    When does The Witch of Blackbird Pond take place? Who is the main character?

    • A.

      1990, John Holbrook

    • B.

      1793, Matilda Cook

    • C.

      1687, Kit Tyler

    • D.

      2013, Hannah Pratt

    Correct Answer
    C. 1687, Kit Tyler
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1687, Kit Tyler. "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" is a historical fiction novel set in the year 1687. The main character is Kit Tyler, a young girl who moves from Barbados to the Puritan colony of Connecticut. She faces challenges and prejudice as she tries to adapt to the strict and conservative lifestyle of the Puritans.

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  • 2. 

    Where has Kit lived all of her life? Where is she traveling? Why?

    • A.

      Barbados; Connecticut; she is going to live with the only family she has left.

    • B.

      Connecticut; Barbados; she is going to visit with her aunt.

    • C.

      New Jersey; Connecticut; she is going to live with the only family she has left.

    • D.

      New York; Barbados; she is going to visit with her aunt.

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbados; Connecticut; she is going to live with the only family she has left.
    Explanation
    Kit has lived all of her life in Barbados. She is now traveling to Connecticut to live with the only family she has left.

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  • 3. 

    What did she do when the young girl dropped her doll in the water? Why did her actions shock the people in the boat?

    • A.

      Made a net and fished it out. They applauded her ingenuity.

    • B.

      She jumped in after it. People don’t swim.

    • C.

      She fished it out with a fishing pole. They were amazed at her fishing ability.

    • D.

      She turned the boat around. They were appalled that she would take control as a woman.

    Correct Answer
    B. She jumped in after it. People don’t swim.
  • 4. 

    Why didn’t Kit tell her aunt and uncle that she was coming to stay with them?

    • A.

      She wanted to surprise her.

    • B.

      She was afraid that they would say no if she asked first.

    • C.

      She wanted to stay home, but they asked her.

    • D.

      She had told them and they had forgotten about her arrival.

    Correct Answer
    B. She was afraid that they would say no if she asked first.
    Explanation
    Kit didn't tell her aunt and uncle that she was coming to stay with them because she was afraid that they would say no if she asked first.

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  • 5. 

    Who took an interest in Kit? How did the girls know immediately that he liked her?

    • A.

      John. He proposes.

    • B.

      Mark. He gets into trouble to show off.

    • C.

      William. He wants to court her.

    • D.

      Nat. He decides to leave his father’s ship and live in Connecticut with Kit.

    Correct Answer
    C. William. He wants to court her.
    Explanation
    William took an interest in Kit and the girls knew immediately that he liked her because he wants to court her. Courting is a traditional way of showing romantic interest and pursuing a potential romantic relationship. Therefore, it can be inferred that William's interest in Kit and his intention to court her indicate his romantic feelings towards her.

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  • 6. 

    On what point do Uncle Matthew and Reverend Gershom argue about?

    • A.

      Whether Kit should live with them.

    • B.

      Whether the people should hand over the charter.

    • C.

      Whether the King should make a personal appearance in the states.

    • D.

      Whether the people should begin the Revolutionary War.

    Correct Answer
    B. Whether the people should hand over the charter.
    Explanation
    Uncle Matthew and Reverend Gershom argue about whether the people should hand over the charter.

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  • 7. 

    Who does the Reverend refer to as weak in his prayer? What is Kit’s opinion of the one that he called weak?

    • A.

      John Holborook. He is quiet, but strong.

    • B.

      Mercy. She might be crippled, but she has a quiet strength.

    • C.

      Nat. He is rebellious, but refined.

    • D.

      William. He may be a little slow to learn, but he is intelligent.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercy. She might be crippled, but she has a quiet strength.
    Explanation
    The Reverend refers to Mercy as weak in his prayer because she is physically crippled. However, Kit's opinion of Mercy is that she has a quiet strength despite her physical limitations.

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  • 8. 

    Who lives in the meadow outside of the town? What are the rumors about her?

    • A.

      Rachel Weatherford; that she knows voodoo

    • B.

      Hilary Zenith; she is a demon

    • C.

      Bertha Baggins; she is a healer

    • D.

      Hannah Tupper; she is a witch

    Correct Answer
    D. Hannah Tupper; she is a witch
    Explanation
    Hannah Tupper lives in the meadow outside of the town and the rumors about her are that she is a witch.

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  • 9. 

    After the incident at the school, who finds Kit? What is Kit’s initial reaction? What does she soon realize?

    • A.

      Rachel; she is afraid that Rachel will be mad; Rachel is very patient.

    • B.

      Hannah; she is afraid because of rumors of witchcraft; Hannah is sweet.

    • C.

      Judith; she will tell on her; she is good at keeping secrets.

    • D.

      Mercy; she will hate her for what she did; Mercy is loving.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hannah; she is afraid because of rumors of witchcraft; Hannah is sweet.
    Explanation
    Kit is found by Hannah after the incident at the school. Kit's initial reaction is fear because of the rumors of witchcraft. However, she soon realizes that Hannah is sweet and not someone to be afraid of.

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  • 10. 

    What does Hannah show Kit? What does the object symbolize?

    • A.

      A cube; the mystery of life

    • B.

      A piece of coral; the beauty of life

    • C.

      A flower; that things can survive in a new place

    • D.

      A kitten; that she can be loving

    Correct Answer
    C. A flower; that things can survive in a new place
    Explanation
    Hannah shows Kit a flower, which symbolizes that things can survive in a new place. This suggests that the flower represents resilience and adaptability, as it is able to thrive and survive in a different environment. The flower serves as a metaphor for the ability to overcome challenges and flourish in unfamiliar circumstances.

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  • 11. 

    Where does Kit go after talking with Hannah? How does Hannah help her?

    • A.

      She runs home; she cheers her up

    • B.

      She goes to church; she will be more devoted to God

    • C.

      To Mercy; apologizing will help the problem

    • D.

      To Mr. Kimberly; stand up and face your problems

    Correct Answer
    A. She runs home; she cheers her up
    Explanation
    After talking with Hannah, Kit decides to run home. This suggests that she is seeking solace and comfort in the familiar environment of her own house. Additionally, Hannah helps Kit by cheering her up. This implies that Hannah provides emotional support and encouragement to Kit, possibly by offering kind words, a listening ear, or engaging in activities that bring joy and positivity to Kit's life.

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  • 12. 

    Who places flowers in the school doorstep? Why doesn’t she attend school?

    • A.

      Her father is very sick.

    • B.

      She has too many chores.

    • C.

      Her family is too poor.

    • D.

      Her mother thinks that she is too stupid.

    Correct Answer
    D. Her mother thinks that she is too stupid.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Her mother thinks that she is too stupid." This answer suggests that the reason why she doesn't attend school is because her mother believes she is not intelligent enough. This implies that her mother has a negative perception of her abilities and does not value education for her.

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  • 13. 

    What does Nat say happened to Hannah and her husband for their Quaker beliefs?

    • A.

      She is praised as a religious leader.

    • B.

      She is politely asked to move along.

    • C.

      She decides to leave because she can't live with the 'sinners' in the community.

    • D.

      She is branded and dragged out of town.

    Correct Answer
    D. She is branded and dragged out of town.
  • 14. 

    What news does William bring about the town charter?

    • A.

      Governor Andros has burned it.

    • B.

      The mayor has torn it to shreds.

    • C.

      It has been stolen.

    • D.

      It is safe in the town hall.

    Correct Answer
    C. It has been stolen.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It has been stolen." This means that William is bringing news that the town charter has been taken or removed without permission.

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  • 15. 

    Many of the town's children become sick. Who do some of the villagers blame for the illness? What do they want to do?

    • A.

      Hannah; they want to burn her.

    • B.

      Nat; they want to put him back in the stocks.

    • C.

      Governor Andros; they want to run him out of town.

    • D.

      Kit; they want to put her in jail.

    Correct Answer
    A. Hannah; they want to burn her.
    Explanation
    Some of the villagers blame Hannah for the illness that has affected many of the town's children. They want to burn her as a form of punishment or to rid the town of her presence.

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  • 16. 

    Of what does Goodwife Cruff accuse Kit? 

    • A.

      Harshness toward her child; she wants her out of town.

    • B.

      Witchcraft; she wants her put on trial.

    • C.

      Harshness toward her child; she wants her put on trial.

    • D.

      Witchcraft; she wants her out of town.

    Correct Answer
    B. Witchcraft; she wants her put on trial.
    Explanation
    Goodwife Cruff accuses Kit of witchcraft and wants her to be put on trial. This can be inferred from the answer choice "Witchcraft; she wants her put on trial." The accusation of witchcraft suggests that Goodwife Cruff believes Kit to be involved in supernatural activities, which was a serious crime during that time period. Goodwife Cruff's desire to have Kit put on trial further emphasizes the seriousness of the accusation and the potential consequences for Kit.

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  • 17. 

    Who does Kit believe will support her in court? Who actually comes to help her?

    • A.

      Aunt Rachel; Uncle Matthew

    • B.

      Mercy; Judith

    • C.

      Judith; Mercy

    • D.

      William; Nat

    Correct Answer
    D. William; Nat
    Explanation
    Kit believes that Aunt Rachel will support her in court, but in reality, it is Uncle Matthew who comes to help her.

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  • 18. 

    What is believed to have happened to John? When the news spreads of John, who cares for Judith?

    • A.

      He is lost; Nat

    • B.

      He is dead; William

    • C.

      He is kidnapped; Nat

    • D.

      He ran from battle and returned to England; William

    Correct Answer
    B. He is dead; William
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, it is believed that John is dead according to William. The question implies that something has happened to John, and William's statement suggests that John has passed away.

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  • 19. 

    When John comes through the door, to whom does he go?

    • A.

      Mercy

    • B.

      Judith

    • C.

      Kit

    • D.

      Hannah

    Correct Answer
    A. Mercy
    Explanation
    John goes to Mercy when he comes through the door.

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  • 20. 

    Who is to be married in a double wedding?

    • A.

      Kit & William; Judith & John

    • B.

      Mercy & Nat; Judith & William

    • C.

      Mercy & William; Judith & Nat

    • D.

      Mercy & John; Judith & William

    Correct Answer
    D. Mercy & John; Judith & William
    Explanation
    In a double wedding, two couples get married at the same time and place. The correct answer is "Mercy & John; Judith & William" because Mercy is getting married to John and Judith is getting married to William.

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  • 21. 

    Kit goes to see Nat at the port. What has he received, and what does he name it? 

    • A.

      A kitten; Kit

    • B.

      A store; Kit & Caboodle

    • C.

      A home; Barbados Manor

    • D.

      A ship; The Witch

    Correct Answer
    D. A ship; The Witch
    Explanation
    Kit goes to see Nat at the port and receives a ship. He names the ship "The Witch".

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