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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. David becomes less of a folk hero and more of a what in Chapter 14?
2. Why does David run away from Saul in Chapter 10?
3. The author says in Chapter 18 that you yourself are neither a Saul nor a David, but only what?
4. According to the author in Chapter 16, men who go after the __________ among us often crucify the __________ among us.
5. According to the author in Chapter 11, how many ways can one leave a kingdom?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to the author, why does God give unworthy people His power?
2. Summarize David's reaction to Absalom holding meetings with David's followers.
3. Why did people call Absalom, David in Chapter 19?
4. According to the old mighty soldier of David, who invented rules and why were they invented?
5. Why did David flee the kingdom alone in Chapter 10?
6. Discuss the importance of Joab in Chapter 22.
7. Give a physical description of the old mighty soldier of David.
8. Briefly examine Absalom's beliefs, as seen in Chapter 21.
9. Describe Saul before becoming a mad king.
10. Briefly discuss Absalom's relationship with his followers as seen in Chapter 20.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain what knowledge God limits to the characters in the story. How might the story be different had God not withheld such knowledge?
Essay Topic 2
A minor character, often known as a foil, possesses traits that emphasize, by contrast or comparison, the distinctive characteristics and qualities of the main character. They often highlight the weaknesses or strengths of the main character. Choose a minor character from A Tale of Three Kings who serves as a foil for David. Analyze how the relation between the foil character and David illuminates the meaning of the story.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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