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. What part of her body did Elmira Brown injure just before her husband returned home?

2. Which of the following is one of Elmira's major faults?

3. What does Elmira carry with her to the election day at the lodge?

4. What does Bill confess to Helen?

5. What will be inside the envelope Bill will receive from Helen?

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. What are the different views on Helen's death and how it relates to happy endings by Douglas and Tom?

4. Describe the scene where Elmira confronts Clara and how Clara reacts.

5. Why is Sam not surprised to return home from his job as the postman to find his wife, Elmira, hurt?

6. What happens when Elmira starts to make her speech after she drinks the special brew she made to thwart any spells Clara might cast?

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

8. How does Great-grandma tell Douglas that she will always be with him, even for a thousand years?

9. What is unique about Mr. Jonas' business with the junkyard wagon and horse?

10. How does Lavina feel on her lonely walk home after finding the dead body and going to the movies with her friend?

Essay Topics

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

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.

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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