Because of Winn-Dixie 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 did Winn-Dixie do during the story about Franny's great-grandfather?

2. Who is the first character to arrive at the party?

3. How does Gloria react to the two surprises that Opal brings to her?

4. Why does Opal work particularly slow at her job after Otis tells her why he went to jail?

5. Which character suggests that everyone move inside?

Short Essay Questions

1. What idea does chapter 2 of Gone with the Wind give Opal?

2. What happened after Opal and the preacher went to search for Winn-Dixie?

3. How does the preacher react to Opal's statements and what does he say?

4. How did Littmus feel about his time as a soldier?

5. How does the reader feel about Otis once they learn why he was arrested?

6. What does Opal do when she realizes Winn-Dixie is missing and what does Gloria tell her?

7. What did Littmus do when he arrived home from the war and then what did he have a yearning for?

8. What does Opal finally confess to her father that she has been thinking about for a very long time?

9. What did Gloria tell Opal she used to like to do and why can't she do it anymore?

10. What does Gloria say the Littmus Lozenge she is given reminds her of?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think Opal's mother left her father? On what evidence are you basing this conclusion? Do you think her mother's leaving was a good thing or a bad thing? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the statement judgment without knowledge can lead one astray is reflected within this novel. Include specific examples from the text and then add personal connections you have experienced with this statement.

Essay Topic 3

At what point in the novel does Opal learn that she is capable of causing sadness as well as receiving sadness? Which characters in the novel does Opal cause sadness in? How does that happen? Does she change that? How or why not?

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