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 does Tom represent according to Elmira as she takes him with her to the lodge?

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

3. Which of the characters below is seriously ill during this section of the novel?

4. What does Helen invite Bill to her house to do?

5. Which of the following terms best describes how Grandma is when it comes to her recipes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What powerful realization does Douglas come to during this section of the novel?

2. Why doesn't Douglas finish his entry about what he must do some day in his tablet?

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

4. Why does Douglas believe that he must work with Tom to rescue the real Mme. Tarot?

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

6. What other relationships does Bill and Helen's relationship parallel?

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

8. 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?

9. How do Clara and Elmira reconcile their differences and eventually become friendly?

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Mr. Jonas and Douglas can be considered kindred souls. Use examples from the text to support your answer. Do you believe this meshing of minds and souls is what led to Douglas' healing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you believe the author of this novel chose the title Dandelion Wine? Do you believe it is an appropriate title for the book? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Kinship and personal connections are often explored throughout the novel. How and why is this an important part of the novel's themes? Do you agree with the way the author portrays these concepts? Why or why not?

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