* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why are the people of Wethersfield afraid of Hannah Tupper?
  2. What does it mean to be a “good neighbor”?
  3. How are John Holbrook and Kit Tyler similar? How are they different?
  4. What do the meadows symbolize?
  5. Hannah Tupper becomes a scapegoat for the Puritan community of Wethersfield. Can you think of other scapegoats from history?
  6. What is a “witch trial”?
  7. Why does Kit decide not to return to Barbados at the end of the novel?
  8. Where is Kit’s true home? Where is yours?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement