A Tale of Three Kings Test | Mid-Book 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. What book is this story fictionalized from?

2. The Prologue states that when the cloth of God's nature is wrapped about you, it clothes you with the __________ of God.

3. Who runs to David at the beginning of Chapter 2?

4. According to the Prologue, what three elements must God's second portion be mixed lavishly with?

5. What items does David bring with him while he tends to the sheep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the mood of Chapter 2. Explain.

2. What is the best definition of the term "broken vessel" in context to Chapter 3?

3. Distinguish God from Gabriel.

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. What was Recorder's purpose in the Prologue?

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

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

8. Briefly discuss Saul's feelings towards David.

9. On what mission did God send Gabriel?

10. What can be inferred as to why the author does not detail the battle between David and Goliath?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is used sporadically in A Tale of Three Kings. Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and explain how it's used to indicate events to come.

Essay Topic 2

Define the term "brokenness" in context with "A Tale of Three Kings." Who exemplifies "brokenness"? Why are they broken?

Essay Topic 3

A Tale of Three Kings depicts a conflict between a parent and his son. Analyze the sources of the conflict and explain how the conflict contributes to the meaning of the story.

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