A Sparrow Falls Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Wilbur Smith
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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. Who gets shot in the back by the German machine gunner?

2. Who manages to seduce Mark Anders when he is in Cape Town?

3. Who is Peter?

4. What is Andersland?

5. What is Chaka's gate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mark is on a train leaving Ladyburg?

2. How do Mark and Storm come to an agreement when it is time for him to leave?

3. Why does Mark feel guilty when he is at the General's home talking to the Prime Minister?

4. Why is the Prime Minister honored?

5. Why did Dirk Courtney and his compatriots kill John Anders?

6. What is the conversation between Dicky Lancome and the General?

7. Where does Mark get his first job?

8. What is the great emptiness that Mark's grandfather tells him about?

9. What happens at Fergus's home after he gets the telegram?

10. Why does Mark feel a sense of destiny?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is the protagonist in A Sparrow Falls? How does the protagonist fit in the plot of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

How does Wilbur Smith's own life and his past get reflected in A Sparrow Falls?

Essay Topic 3

A Sparrow Falls has elements of danger, adventure, and romance. Do you agree? Give examples from this novel.

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