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. Although Annie is busy this summer and enjoying herself, why does she have times when she feels guilty?

2. About a week after Andrew's surgery, to whom does Andrew introduce Annie?

3. What does Annie do with her newfound freedom while her mother and her grandparents are gone on their trip?

4. On her third visit to St. John's, why does Annie try to apologize to Andrew?

5. It is almost time for Annie's mother to return home. What season of the year is ending?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How was Andrew injured?

3. Annie's father is called out to St. John's one evening. As Annie gets ready to leave St. John's, Andrew kisses her goodbye. How did Andrew's kiss affect Annie?

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

5. Why doesn't Annie go to Colorado?

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

7. What does Annie realize about her mother and the war?

8. Why was it so important to Annie that Uncle Paul had listened to her?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Andrew enlists in the war voluntarily. As the son of a farmer, he could have stayed home. If Andrew could turn back the clock, do you think he would decide not to enlist? Do you think he is the type of person that would have felt he needed to serve regardless of the cost?Explain why or why not he would choose to enlist if he knew he would be horribly injured.

Essay Topic 3

At the beginning of the novel, Annie's parents both brush away her fears about the wounded soldiers. Later, Annie will accuse her father of lying to her. Why do you think Annie's parents don't tell her the truth? Why do you think Annie's mother did not want Annie to worry about the soldiers? Why do you think Annie's father did not want her to worry about the soldiers?

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