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. What does Leo deduce that he himself has been?

2. How does Lena feel about the idea of the Happiness Machine?

3. Which of the following is not something Leo Auffmann is known for?

4. What does Douglas find contentment in on Grandfather's porch?

5. What does Helen do with most of her possessions after deciding to live only in the present?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Frank confused at the message that Douglas gives to him to relay to his sisters?

2. How does Douglas convince the shoe store owner to give him the new shoes and how does this process help the shoe store owner himself?

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

4. What new revelation does Douglas come to by dividing up his summer?

5. What is Leo having a difficult time resolving in his own mind that he discusses albeit briefly with Douglas?

6. Which brother seems more like the father and in what way do they seem to be the same?

7. What does the Green Machine offer to Miss Fern and Miss Roberta that is suddenly taken away after the accident?

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

9. What brings Douglas comfort after so many things that he loves have all changed and ended at once?

10. How does Helen Bentley attempt to prove to the children that she was indeed once a child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe in detail the changes Douglas undergoes throughout the novel. Use specific details from the novel to support your description. Do you believe the changes were for the positive? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How do characters throughout the novel use their imagination to make themselves happier? Use specific examples from the novel to support your answers. Do you believe this is a healthy way to live? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Many things change in this novel. Provide details describing how both the adults and children handle change in the novel. Use specific details from the novel to support your description.

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