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. How does the narrator feel when, as an adult, he receives a mysterious package?

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

3. Mother wants the narrator to invite which girl to the prom?

4. When his friends ask the narrator who he plans to invite to the big dance, what does he say?

5. The narrator is ecstatic in his Biology II class because of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator ask Wanda Hickey to the prom?

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

3. Why does the narrator grow more and more uncomfortable at the party with Josephine?

4. What does the narrator compare the prom to?

5. Describe how the narrator prepares for his date with Daphne.

6. Why doesn't the narrator ask Daphne Bigelow to the prom?

7. How does the narrator's date with Daphne end?

8. What conflict exists for the narrator regarding the night of the party that he's invited to by Josephine?

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

10. Describe the narrator's trip to Daphne's house.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

On their annual trip to Michigan, the narrator and his family encounter one obstacle after another. Despite their ups and downs, the family members are able to stay excited about their vacation. As an adult, the narrator says these vacations were very memorable. Explain why adversity in life creates memories, using examples from the book and from your own experience.

Essay Topic 2

How does the narrator feel after the battles against Scut Farkas, the school bully, in top-spinning matches? Who wins? Does it even matter who wins, or does the narrator grow in confidence and self-assurance as a result of his desire to best the bully? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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