After the Dancing Days Test | Final 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. What happens the evening after Annie's second visit to St. John's?

2. Before Grandfather goes on the trip with Grandmother and Annie's mother, why does Annie tell him not to worry?

3. As the days pass since her grandparents and mother left, what does Annie begin to dread?

4. What does Andrew appreciate about Annie?

5. What bothers Andrew about the special celebration to be held on Armistice Day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Andrew tell Annie that her Uncle was not killed at Belleau Wood?

2. What does Annie find when she looks for Uncle Paul's Purple Heart?

3. After Annie's second visit to St. John's, how does Ruth help her understand her mother better?

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

5. Why do you think it is so important to Annie that Uncle Paul get a Purple Heart?

6. Why does Andrew need to go away soon?

7. Why was Ruth so pleased about the dinner invitation?

8. How did Lieutenant McFarland describe Uncle Paul and his death?

9. When Annie learns her mother has returned, why do you think Andrew tells Annie to be "Gallant under fire"?

10. Why doesn't Annie go to Colorado?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Grandfather and Grandmother have very different reactions to Paul's death. Write how their reactions differed when they first heard the news. List examples of other times when the author shows how differently they are coping with Uncle Paul's death. Explain why they might have different ways of coping. Do you think one method of dealing with Paul's death is better than another? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

From the first time Annie sees Andrew at the train station to her encounters with him at the hospital, she struggles with her natural reaction to turn away and her desire to be kind. Write about Annie's encounters with Andrew and explain why you think she is finally able to become friends with Andrew.

Essay Topic 3

Although Ruth is not a major character, she plays an important role in the novel. How would the story have been different if she was not a part of the story? List scenes from the book where she influenced other characters and has an impact on decisions they make.

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