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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 author referring to when he says, "My, how certain we mortals can be...of things even angels do not know"?
2. According to the author in Chapter 8, who can tell who is the Lord's anointed?
3. Saul __________ people and __________ a kingdom.
4. What is Saul mostly remembered by?
5. What does the unidentified figure in Chapter 18 pull out of the chest?
Short Essay Questions
1. Briefly examine Absalom's beliefs, as seen in Chapter 21.
2. Discuss what mothers told their children in the past, according to the author. What do mothers tell their children now?
3. Discuss the importance of Joab in Chapter 22.
4. What did the old mighty soldier of David say he learned from David?
5. Briefly discuss Absalom's relationship with his followers as seen in Chapter 20.
6. Why did people call Absalom, David in Chapter 19?
7. Briefly discuss David's followers.
8. According to the author, why does God give unworthy people His power?
9. According to the author, why does Saul make decisions that can be misleading and dishonorable?
10. Discuss the importance of Sage in Chapter 21.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Select a scene in A Tale of Three Kings that you find especially memorable. Write an essay in which you identify the scene, explain its relationship to the story, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the major similarities and differences in a sequence of parallel or recurring events in A Tale of Three Kings and discuss the significance of such events.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how A Tale of Three Kings can be interpreted on each of the following three levels: religious, social, and literal.
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