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1. In "The River Bank" what was it that enticed Mole into the open air? Why was he so enchanted by the outdoors?

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2. What kind of person is Water Rat? What things are especially important to him?

3. How does Grahame make the reader visualize what the Wild Wood is like? Why would he pick these particular details to set the scene? What effect did he attempt to create by including them?

4. Toad does not seem to be someone who is content with his life. Why is he not content to stick with one hobby? What is it about the yellow gypsy cart, and then the automobile, that attracts him?

5. Why would Grahame use creatures like weasels and stoats to be the ones who take over Toad Hall?

6. Why did Toad's father tell Badger not to tell his son about the secret tunnel under Toad Hall? When did he say that it would be all right to tell Toad about the passage?

7. How does the seafaring rat differ from Ratty?

8. Why would the Piper in "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" purposely make the animals forget that they had seen him?

9. What does Mole learn about the history of the Wild Wood from Mr. Badger?

10. Grahame discusses a particular seasonal event in the chapter "Wayfarers All." What is it and how does he feel about it?

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