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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. Where does Douglas keep his fireflies?
2. How will Bill know when Helen has died?
3. What job does Mr. Jonas hold?
4. What position does Clara Goodwater hold?
5. Who takes the phone away from Colonel Freeleigh?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Douglas think about Colonel Freeleigh's death that he feels comfortable sharing with Tom?
2. What are the different views on Helen's death and how it relates to happy endings by Douglas and Tom?
3. Why does Douglas want to rescue Mme. Tarot from Mr. Black?
4. How can Douglas tell that Bill is devastated by Helen's death?
5. How does Great-grandma tell Douglas to find the new person who will take over the chore of fixing the roof shingles in the spring which she used to be responsible for doing?
6. How does Douglas come to recover from the fever?
7. Why doesn't Douglas finish his entry about what he must do some day in his tablet?
8. How does Lavinia come to be the one responsible for the death of the Lonely One?
9. Why do Tom, Douglas and Charlie believe that the man that Lavina killed is not the Lonely One?
10. What happens when Elmira starts to make her speech after she drinks the special brew she made to thwart any spells Clara might cast?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How are the themes of fear and death 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 these themes? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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