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 tool did Lavinia Nebbs use to kill the Lonely One?

2. Where does Charlie say the Lonely One grew up?

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

4. What does Mr. Black do with the wax figurine?

5. What does Bill order at the drug store ice cream counter which catches the attention of Helen?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did Douglas finish his tablet entry and when did he make the decision to finish the entry in this manner?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel adults and children are often compared. Does the novel lead the reader to believe that they are more similar or more different? What events from the novel support your conclusions?

Essay Topic 2

How is the theme of tradition versus change 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?

Essay Topic 3

Death is an ongoing issue which must be dealt with throughout the novel. Describe the similarities and differences between how the children dealt with death and how the adults did. Make connections between this and your own personal experience.

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