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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 is the cloth of God's nature compared to?
2. What is the setting of Chapter 1?
3. What question does David have at the beginning of Chapter 6?
4. What is the sage's name?
5. Who are the first two characters introduced in the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What can be inferred as to why the author does not detail the battle between David and Goliath?
2. In Chapter 3, what question drove the King mad?
3. What two portions of God's being did Gabriel give to each unborn destiny?
4. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated. Give an example of a hyperbole found in Chapters 1-2. Explain.
5. Briefly discuss David's promotion given to him by his father. Explain David's new job description.
6. What genre is "A Tale of Three Kings" classified as, and what time period was the Christian community undergoing when this was written?
7. Describe the types of people God has, as revealed in Chapter 5.
8. Discuss the mood of Chapter 2. Explain.
9. According to the author in Chapter 1, what two distinctions does the youngest son of any family bear?
10. Briefly summarize David and his job as seen in Chapter 1.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Research the story of David and Saul. Compare it to this story. What are the similarities? What are the differences?
Essay Topic 2
One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." Discuss how Saul's apparent madness and irrational behavior plays an important role. Can Saul's madness be judged reasonable? Explain the significance of the "madness" to the story as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout A Tale of Three Kings, symbolism is heavily used. Choose one of the three options to write about how symbolism is used:
1) The two portions of God's being.
2) David the sheepherder.
3) The spears Saul throws at David.
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