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 portion of God's being from the Prologue does Saul possess?

2. Who taught David the song that is everyone in the palace's favorite?

3. What is the overall mood of the Prologue?

4. What religious genre is this book classified as?

5. What is David's job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 2, what results did God receive from his house-to-house survey?

3. What does the Prologue indicate or foreshadow?

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

5. According to Gabriel, what was the difference between a gift and an inheritance?

6. In Chapter 7, what answer is given to the question: "What can a man do when the King decides to use him for target practice"?

7. Discuss the mood of Chapter 2. Explain.

8. What was Recorder's purpose in the Prologue?

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

10. Why was David called home in Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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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