Dandelion Wine 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. How many parts does Douglas decide to keep track of his summer in?

2. Where does Tridden tell the boys the trolley used to ride for summer picnics?

3. How fast does the Green machine travel?

4. In what state does this novel take place?

5. What does Douglas offer to do to make up for the money he is short so that he will still be able to get the shoes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Douglas suggest that he and John spend the time alone in a haystack doing nothing?

2. In what ways was the fact that change is difficult for children reinforced in this section of the novel?

3. Why did the accident with Mr. Quartermain distress Miss Fern and Miss Roberta so much?

4. What portion of this section of the novel is the best example of the division between the elderly and the young?

5. Describe a typical summer night for Douglas' family.

6. What revelation does Leo come to after the Happiness Machine burns?

7. How did Helen overcome her exasperation at the children not being able to accept the fact that she was once young?

8. How and why is Colonel Freeleigh a real time machine, though not a mechanical contraption?

9. How does Leo rationalize to a displeased Lena that the Happiness Machine is a necessity?

10. Describe, in detail, the major themes focused on within this section of reading.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is the theme of aging developed throughout the novel? Use specific examples from the text to support your statements. Do you believe the author does a good job at developing this theme? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Some might say that by acknowledging that some day he will die leads to Douglas almost facing death by becoming very ill. Explain why this statement might be accurate and why it might be inaccurate. Use specific examples from the novel to support your explanations.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you believe Douglas is the only child disturbed by the events of the Lonely One's last murder? What do you think the purpose of including such a character in the novel was? Do you believe the character was developed enough, too much or not enough? Support your answer with information from the text.

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