After the Dancing Days Test | 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. Wounded soldiers arrive on the same train with Dr. Metcalf. Where are they going?

2. Where does Annie's father work?

3. In Chapter 9, who says "I hope I never have to go out there. From what I hear, those fellows aren't very pretty"?

4. Who is the main character?

5. Where does Annie live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Annie so disturbed when Father and Grandfather look at Uncle Paul's motorcycle?

2. How does Annie feel about her visit to St. John's?

3. How did Annie's grandparents react when they learned that Uncle Paul had died?

4. Why does Annie wish to visit St. John's?

5. Describe Dr. Metcalf's appearance the day after he returns home.

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

7. Describe the soldier Annie meets at the hospital during her first visit to St. John's.

8. What are Annie's activities when summer comes?

9. What keeps Mrs. Metcalf so busy that Annie has learned to play alone or to spend time at her grandparents' home?

10. What is Bible School?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, the characters deal with several internal and external struggles. Provide examples of these struggles and explain how they are resolved at the end of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The Purple Heart is one of the highest honors that a soldier can receive. Describe how Andrew feels about his Purple Heart. List examples from the novel that show Andrew's feelings about the medal. How do you think other soldiers at the hospital feel about their medals? Explore why they might feel that way.

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