After the Dancing Days Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Frances and Charlie?

2. Annie runs away from one of the patients on her first visit to St. John's. Why does she go back?

3. After their first dinner together with father and their guests leave, what do the Metcalfs do together?

4. Why doesn't Annie enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July?

5. Which army used the agent that injured the soldiers?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Annie and Emily put their differences behind them after Grandfather's heart attack?

2. In Chapter 18, why does Annie feel like she might lose control?

3. When Annie and her parents got home, why did Annie not run and hug her father like her cousins did?

4. Why does Annie have to help her Grandfather get off the trolley when she visits St. John's for a second time?

5. Why do you think Andrew gave Annie his Purple Heart?

6. What do Mrs. Metcalf and Annie find unfair about everything that has happened concerning Uncle Paul's death and how he died?

7. How were many soldiers burned?

8. Do you think Annie was right to disobey her mother and visit St. John's again?

9. Describe the two groups of soldiers that get off the train when Dr. Metcalf arrives.

10. How was Andrew injured?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Paul and Andrew. Write about their differences and similarities. How would the novel have been different if Uncle Paul had been wounded instead of killed?

Essay Topic 2

Annie has changed since her father left home and she will continue to change and grow up during the course of the novel. Describe the changes in Annie. Provide examples of how she changes, especially in the way she thinks about life and how she relates to her parents.

Essay Topic 3

Mrs. Metcalf's attitudes change over the course of the novel. Describe her feelings at the beginning of the novel. List examples that show how she changes. Especially compare her attitude toward Andrew at the beginning and at the end of the novel. Explain why you think her attitude changes.

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