Dandelion Wine 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. How often do Helen and Bill begin meeting?

2. What does Douglas decide must be the ending to his journal entry that some day he must do?

3. Which of the following characters helps Douglas with the wax tarot witch?

4. What doesn't Grandfather want to talk about?

5. How does the empty mason jar make Douglas feel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Douglas believe would have happened between Bill and Helen if they had been born at different times?

2. How does Tom keep an eye on Mr. Black so that Douglas and Tom can rescue Mme. Tarot?

3. Why do Tom, Douglas and Charlie believe that the man that Lavina killed is not the Lonely One?

4. How does Douglas help Grandmother to be able to return to the excellent cook she always was before Aunt Rose came?

5. What do the various bottles of dandelion wine that were bottled from June and July represent to Douglas?

6. How did Bill end up falling in love with Helen even though there was a significant difference in their ages?

7. How does Douglas decide is the best way to pay back Mr. Jonas?

8. How does Lavinia come to be the one responsible for the death of the Lonely One?

9. 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?

10. What does Douglas think about Colonel Freeleigh's death that he feels comfortable sharing with Tom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

The overall tone of this novel could be described as enchanting childhood summers. What examples from the text support this tone? Are there events that do not support this tone? If so what are they? If not, why do you think there are none?

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