A Tale of Three Kings Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Gene Edwards
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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 object does Saul throw at David in Chapter 4?

2. Who is Saul?

3. In Chapter 3, the author says that God wants what type of vessel?

4. God's first portion is immersion into the what?

5. According to the author, the youngest son of any family bears how many distinctions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the tone of the Prologue? How does the Prologue set the tone for the novel?

2. Describe the types of people God has, as revealed in Chapter 5.

3. What two portions of God's being did Gabriel give to each unborn destiny?

4. According to the author in Chapter 1, what two distinctions does the youngest son of any family bear?

5. What does the Prologue indicate or foreshadow?

6. In Chapter 4, how did one know if a king was after the order of King Saul?

7. Briefly discuss Saul's feelings towards David.

8. Discuss the mood of Chapter 2. Explain.

9. In Chapter 6, what can one prove by returning spears that were thrown at them?

10. In Chapter 3, what question drove the King mad?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did the overall story change your way of thinking? Or, explain how the story validated or affirmed your thinking? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Some works of literature use the element of time in a distinct way. The chronological sequence of events may be altered, or time may be suspended or accelerated. Show how Gene Edwards' manipulation of time contributes to the effectiveness of A Tale of Three Kings as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze how the author establishes David's relationship to Saul. Why is there so much tension between these two characters? Can these two characters ever get along? Explain.

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