Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What color is associated with the trolley?
2. How does Tom feel as he and his mother approach the ravine?
3. Where does Douglas go with his brother Tom and his Father?
4. How fast does the Green machine travel?
5. Which of the following characters is the conductor of the trolley?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Tom's fears come to surround him, make him feel, and expand into his imagination?
2. How does Douglas decide is the best way to pay back Mr. Jonas?
3. Why is Frank confused at the message that Douglas gives to him to relay to his sisters?
4. What is Leo having a difficult time resolving in his own mind that he discusses albeit briefly with Douglas?
5. How did Douglas finish his tablet entry and when did he make the decision to finish the entry in this manner?
6. Describe, in detail, the major themes focused on within this section of reading.
7. What does the beating of the rugs symbolize to Douglas and Tom both?
8. Why does Douglas' Grandfather become so upset at the idea of his neighbor replacing his grass with some that does not grow as fast?
9. How and why is Colonel Freeleigh a real time machine, though not a mechanical contraption?
10. What other relationships does Bill and Helen's relationship parallel?
Death is an ongoing issue which must be dealt with throughout the novel. Describe the similarities and differences between how the children dealt with death and how the adults did. Make connections between this and your own personal experience.
What does the end of the summer mark for Douglas? Do you believe that this change was for the positive or negative? Why do you feel that way?
Children in the novel often live in the present, not the past or future. In what way do some of the adults in this novel live the same way? Think of an adult that you know that lives this same way. Do you think it is a good way to live? Use their experiences to support your judgment.
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