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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond


by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Questions

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  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?

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