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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond


by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond: The Whole Kit and Caboodle Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Witch of Blackbird Pond? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Kit leave Barbados?

Because her grandfather died
Because she has heard amazing things about the shopping in Connecticut
Because she is feeling restless
Because the police are looking for her
Q. Why does Kit jump off the rowboat?

She is hot, and the water looks refreshing
She wants to retrieve a little girl’s doll
She sees a school of dolphins and wants to swim with them
She wants to impress the other passengers with her swimming abilities
Q. How do the other passengers react to Kit jumping overboard?

They are impressed
They are suspicious because she is a woman and can swim
They are indifferent
They are jealous
Q. Why was Hannah Tupper outlawed from the Massachusetts colony?

Because she is a Quaker
Because she is an adulteress
Because she can’t have children
Because she isn’t loyal to the King of England
Q. What causes Kit to be fired from her job at the school?

She gives an impromptu lecture on sex education
She is caught drinking on the job
She insists on teaching the children to swim
Standardized test...enough said
She has the children reenact a parable from the Bible