Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories 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 the Old Man believe regarding one's prom date?

2. Where do we find the narrator at the beginning of Story 7?

3. After his date with Daphne, how does the narrator get home?

4. As an adult, the narrator is a former what?

5. In Story 7, the narrator is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the narrator's first major encounter with Josephine.

2. What happens to the adult narrator's fire chief hat?

3. Describe the narrator's experience as he waits for Josephine to finish getting ready for their date.

4. How does the narrator feel after looking through his box of childhood treasures?

5. What are some of the items the narrator finds in the box of toys his mother sends him when he's an adult?

6. How does the narrator's date with Josephine end?

7. How does the narrator prepare for his date with Josephine?

8. With the Bumpuses long gone, who finally moves in next door to the Shepherds?

9. Describe Daphne's and the narrator's date.

10. How does the narrator get his fire chief hat back?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the narrator's expectations of his date with Josie and the reality of how the date turns out. What lessons does he learn through this experience? How does he behave after this date? What mistakes will he probably not make again?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the narrator's love interests: Josephine, Daphne, and Wanda. Which one is best suited for him, if any? What important life lessons does he learn from his experiences with each?

Essay Topic 3

Although a quiet force who's often in the background, Mother is still a strong, powerful force in the book. Explain how Mother supports the narrator, Randy, and the Old Man, helping make their lives smoother even when it means making sacrifices on her part.

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