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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 doesGgreat-grandma decide that she knows it is time for?
2. Which of the following characters does Great-grandma summon first?
3. What tool did Lavinia Nebbs use to kill the Lonely One?
4. Where do Lavinia and Francine find the Lonely One's last victim?
5. Who does Douglas join for ice cream at the drugstore?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Lavina feel on her lonely walk home after finding the dead body and going to the movies with her friend?
2. How can Douglas tell that Bill is devastated by Helen's death?
3. How did Bill end up falling in love with Helen even though there was a significant difference in their ages?
4. How did Douglas finish his tablet entry and when did he make the decision to finish the entry in this manner?
5. Why is Sam not surprised to return home from his job as the postman to find his wife, Elmira, hurt?
6. What does Douglas believe would have happened between Bill and Helen if they had been born at different times?
7. Why does Colonel Freeleigh call Mexico City twice before he dies?
8. How does Great-grandma tell Douglas that she will always be with him, even for a thousand years?
9. Why do Tom, Douglas and Charlie believe that the man that Lavina killed is not the Lonely One?
10. What do the various bottles of dandelion wine that were bottled from June and July represent to Douglas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Generation gaps are explored throughout the novel. In what way is this important to the understanding of the characters of this novel? How do you personally relate to members of your own family who are from other generations? Use specific examples.
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
How is the theme of aging 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 this theme? Why or why not?
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