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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

Annie's parents don't always agree. Write how they work out their differences. List specific examples of times when they disagree and how they come to an agreement.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the author uses foreshadowing regarding Uncle Paul's death. List examples of where the author uses foreshadowing to make you question the circumstances behind his death.

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