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. When the Spring Dance is announced, who does the narrator decide to invite?

2. How does the narrator invite the girl of his dreams on a date?

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

4. Who does the narrator find in his biology class?

5. What happens to the goodnight kiss between Wanda and the narrator?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the narrator and his friends parade back and forth in front of the Cosnowskis' house?

2. How does the narrator's prom night end?

3. What does the narrator compare the prom to?

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

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

6. When the narrator asks Daphne out on a date, and she agrees, what daydreams go through his mind?

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

8. Describe some of the pre-prom rituals.

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

10. Describe Daphne Bigelow, the girl of the narrator's dreams.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Old Man is a study in contrasts. One minute he's cursing and complaining, the next he's laughing and joking about a challenge he just went through. Using examples from the book, create a description of the Old Man that shows him as a man of contrasts and mixed messages. How do his sons handle a father as unpredictable as theirs?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the author uses the following literary tools to make a point or accentuate the humorous and ridiculous aspects of a situation:

a. exaggeration

b. contrast

Cite at least two examples from the book to support your explanations.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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